Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

Our operating rooms are now accommodating elective procedures.

As an added safety measure, all patients will be screened for COVID-19. If needed, your doctor will order a COVID-19 test to be performed at a ChristianaCare laboratory three to five days before your procedure.

ChristianaCare

Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

Our operating rooms are now accommodating elective procedures.

As an added safety measure, all patients will be screened for COVID-19. If needed, your doctor will order a COVID-19 test to be performed at a ChristianaCare laboratory three to five days before your procedure.

ChristianaCare Urology

Urology Services

It can be embarrassing and frustrating to deal with urologic problems that impact your bladder, kidneys, ureter, prostate, and testicles. Our empathetic specialists are here to help. They’re highly-skilled, board-certified, and have been helping people for more than 30 years. They’ve worked hard to earn the trust of patients like you and the respect of their peers in the medical community.

Request an Appointment at our Convenient Locations in Chadds Ford, Newark, and Wilmington



Complete the form below or call us at 302-320-9420.



What We Help to Diagnose and Treat

 

Bladder Problems and Discomfort in Men and Women

 

Needing to Go to the Bathroom Frequently

An overactive bladder can make it hard to do the things you enjoy. The need to drop everything and race to the bathroom can disrupt your life. And if you leak, even if it’s only a little bit, it can be embarrassing. We can figure out what is causing this problem and help you to address it.

If you have pain in your pelvis along with having to go frequently, our specialists can talk to you about whether you might have bladder pain syndrome (interstitial cystitis).

Blood in Your Urine

Blood in the urine, or hematuria, may make the urine look red, brown, or pink. There may be blood every time you urinate or just from time to time. This can be a symptom of another problem, such as a kidney stone, kidney disease, or cancer in the kidneys and bladder.

Leaking Urine when You Cough or Sneeze

Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It can happen when you cough, laugh, sneeze, lift something, change position, or do something that puts stress or strain on your bladder. Or you may have a sudden need to go to the bathroom but can’t get there in time. This problem can happen to both men and women, and our team of experts can help you to treat this problem.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are made of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together to form small “pebbles.” They are usually painless while they remain in the kidney. But they can cause severe pain when small pieces leave the kidney and travel through the narrow tubes (ureters) to the bladder. Our specialists can help determine if you would benefit from pain medication, if your stone can pass through your system, or if you would require other treatments.

Diagnosing and Treating Urologic Cancers in Men and Women

 

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer happens when abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both kidneys. Our specialists will do tests to see if the cancer is in the kidney only or has spread to other parts of the body. Your treatment options will depend on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread. Our team will help create a personalized treatment plan that is best for you.

Prostate Cancer

While most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, prostate cancer can be found during a regular checkup using a combination of a blood test called a PSA and a digital rectal exam. It’s important to catch this type of cancer in its early stages when it’s easier to treat.

Men’s Health Urology and Procedures

 

Vasectomies

Our team can help if you’re looking to have a vasectomy which makes a man sterile or inable to make a woman pregnant. During the procedure, a doctor cuts or blocks the tubes called the vas deferens that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. This keeps sperm from reaching a woman’s egg to make a baby when ejaculation occurs during sex.

A vasectomy does not affect your sex drive or your ability to have sex.  You will still be able to enjoy sex in the same way as before. You will still produce normal amounts of semen when you climax. The only difference is that the semen will not contain sperm.

Erectile Dysfunction

While every man can struggle to have an erection from time to time, our specialists can help if you’re routinely struggling. Some men with erectile dysfunction can’t have an erection at any time, while others may not be able to have one that is firm enough or lasts long enough to complete intercourse.

Decreased Sex Drive

Testosterone is a hormone produced by the human body. It’s mainly produced in men by the testicles. Low levels of testosterone can affect your sex drive, ability to have an erection, and ability to produce a normal amount of semen. Our specialists can help to diagnose and treat low testosterone levels.

Abnormalities in the Penis or Testicles

If you have noticed a difference in the way your penis or testicles feel or look, you should make an appointment with our specialists. We can help to diagnose a range of conditions including

  • Lumps, bulges, and masses in the scrotum or testicles
  • Curves, loss of length, and loss of girth in the penis
  • Enlarged veins in the scrotum

Enlarged Prostate Gland (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate gets bigger, it may squeeze or partly block the urethra. This often causes problems with urinating. You may experience a weak stream of urine or feel like you’re not fully emptying your bladder.

Swelling of the Prostate (Prostatitis)

Prostatitis is swelling or infection of the prostate gland. It can cause pain at the tip of the penis or when urinating or ejaculating. You may also wake up frequently during the night to urinate or feel like you’re not fully emptying your bladder.

Call to make an appointment at one of our locations today!
Our hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

ChristianaCare Urology
ChristianaCare Wilmington Campus

501 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-9420

ChristianaCare Newark Campus

4735 Ogletown Stanton Road, Map 2

Suite 3301

Newark, DE 19713 directions

302-320-9420