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.

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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.

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Bone Health

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At the core of our body structures, maintaining good bone health is essential to our movement, activity, health and well-being. Take our five-minute, free bone strength assessment to determine if you’re at risk of having weak bones.

Whether you need to recover from an injury or prevent one, the doctors, nurses, therapists and other health professionals at ChristianaCare are experts in bone and joint health for women. With special consideration for women, our exercise services can help you to stay fit and feel great – and when urgent care is needed, our orthopaedists provide life-saving trauma care in Delaware’s most capable trauma center.

To schedule an appointment, call 800-693-227

Excellence in Bone & Joint Health at ChristianaCare

Our team of experts includes orthopedic surgeons who specialize in comprehensive musculoskeletal care, spine surgeons to provide expert care for your back and neck, and rheumatologists and sports-medicine doctors who provide skilled non-surgical care for arthritis and injuries to bones and joints. Our therapists provide one-on-one care to help you recover fast from injury and achieve your optimal physical performance. And our Center for Advanced Joint Replacement is among the best programs in the nation for hip and knee replacement surgery.

ChristianaCare is accredited by the Joint Commission for hip and knee replacement.

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ChristianaCare’s Center for Advanced Joint Replacement is among the most advanced, comprehensive programs for hip and knee replacement in the country. We perform more than 2,500 total hip and knee replacements annually, using the latest minimally invasive techniques, with clinical outcomes that are among the best in the nation.

Our program offers a complete continuum of care for women of all ages. From initial consultation through pre-operative education, surgery, an average one to two-day recovery in the hospital and outpatient physical therapy, you can feel confident knowing that your care is in the hands of experts who specialize in hip and knee replacements.