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.

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.

Education

Medicine-Pediatrics

Course Description

Exposure to the combined specialty of med-peds

Expectations and Responsibilities

In the ambulatory setting will be responsible for seeing patients before the attending and present history and physical to the attending and write notes on patients.

Unique Attributes

Students will have the opportunity to work with 8-12 different med peds attendings and residents in multiple inpatient/outpatient practice types and settings including the resident practice and the Center for Special Health Care Needs.

Block Dates

April-September

Duration

2 to 4 weeks

Offered to

4th year students

Available Spots

1 to 2 depending on block

Setting

Predominantly outpatient; some inpatient.

Location and Facilities

Wilmington Hospital, Outpatient Offices

Shifts

Generally, 8-5; may include evening patients, sessions, meetings

Parking and Transportation

A car is required for this rotation.

Dress Code

  • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
  • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.

Clerkship Directors

Allen Friedland, MD, FACP, FAAP
E-mail: Afriedland@Christianacare.org

Clerkship Coordinator

Kimberly Gil
E-mail: Kimberly.A.Gil@Christianacare.org

Chief Resident/Student Contact

Tina Hu, MD and Nicole Baum, DO
E-mail: Tina.Y.Hu@ChristianaCare.orgNicole.Baum@ChristianaCare.org