Faculty & Staff

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, DTM&P, FESUR, FSAR

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Professor of Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Chief, Division of Body Imaging, Department of Pediatric Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Coordinator, Mentorship Program , Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Liaison Officer, Division of Emergency Medicine [ED], Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Member, Excecutive Board, Radiological Associates of Children's Hospital [RACH], Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Official Affiliate, Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Chairman, Radiology Scientific Review Committee (RSRC), Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
The John W. Hope Endowed Chair for Radiology Faculty Development, The Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Member, Radiology D-COAP, Departmental Committee on Appointments and Promotion [D-COAP], Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Division of Body Imaging
Department of Radiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP]
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
CHOP West Tower [3. floor], Room 3NW14
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2674257108
Fax: 2674257141
Lab: 2674257123 [Carolyn Lewis]
Education:
MD (Premed & Medicine)
Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1986.
DTM&P (Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Parasitology )
Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany, 1990.
Dr. med. (Medicine)
University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany [summa cum laude], 1997.
PhD (Diagnostic Radiology)
University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Rotating intern [Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology], Black Lion Hospital, Empress Zewditu Hospital & Yekatit 12 Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1986-1986.
Research Fellow, World Health Organization [WHO], Bernhard-Nocht-Institite for Tropical Med., Hamburg, Germany & Bong Mines, Liberia; Onchocerciasis Chemotherapeutic Research Center, Hohoe, Ghana , 1988-1991.
Resident, Diagnositc Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Department of Pediatric Radiology, Radiological Clinic, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991-1996.
Research Fellow, Division of Tropical Pediatrics, University Children's Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991-1998.
Fellow, Pediatric Radiology, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Radiological Clinic, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1996-1998.
PhD Research Fellow, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Radiological Clinic, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1997-2001.
Certifications
Board Certification in Pediatric Radiology, German Medical Board , 1998.
Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology, German Medical Board , 1998.
Board Certified Teacher in Pediatric Ultrasonography, German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine [DEGUM Ausbilder] , 2000.
Certification to Conduct Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program, Bavarian State Medical Board, Munich, Germany , 2002.
Certificate, Advanced Course for Physicians at University Hospitals on “Leadership and Responsibility in Hospitals”, Wuerttemberg Academy of Management and Economics, Stuttgart, Germany [2 years, 144 credit hours], 2002.
Certification in Radiation Protection for the Whole Speciality of Diagnostic Radiology including CT, Bavarian State Medical Board, Germany, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Ultrasound advanced modalities - 3D, elastography, contrast US
Ultrasound contrast agent - children
Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography
MR urography - morphology and function - children
Bowel ultrasound - children

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric urogential radiology
Pediatric gastrointestinal radiology

Selected Publications

Srinivasan AS, Darge K : Neonatal scrotal abscess: a differential diagnostic challenge for the acute scrotum. Pediatric Radiology 39(1): 91, January 2009.

Darge K, Jaramillo D, Siegel MJ: Whole-body MRI in children: Current status and future applications. European Journal of Radiology 68(2): 289-298, November 2008.

Darge K: Voiding urosonography with US contrast agents for the diagnosis of vesicoureteric reflux in children. I. Procedure. Pediatric Radiology 38(1): 40-53, January 2008.

Kreissl MC, Lorenz R, Ohnheiser G, Darge K: Dystopic dysplastic kidney with ectopic ureter: improved localization by fusion of MR urography and (99m)Tc-DMSA SPECT datasets. Pediatric Radiology 38(2): 241-244, February 2008.

Beer M, Stenzel M, Girschick H, Schlegel PG, Darge K: Whole-body MR imaging in children with suspected osteonecrosis after intensive chemotherapy: preliminary results [Ganzkörper-MRT bei Kindern mit Verdacht auf Osteonekrose nach intensiver Chemotherapie: Erste Ergebnisse]. Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin [RoFo] 180(3): 238-245, March 2008.

Darge K: Voiding urosonography with US contrast agents for the diagnosis of vesicoureteric reflux in children. II. Comparison with radiological examinations. Pediatric Radiology 38(1): 54-63 and quiz 126-127, January 2008 Notes: [Selected for CME credit.]

Beer M, Buchner S, Wirbelauer J, Fuchs J, Machann W, Ritter CO, Beissert M, Darge K, Hahn D, Köstler H: MR imaging and MR spectroscopy for characterization of cardiomyopathies in adolescents - preliminary results [MR-Bildgebung und MR-Spektroskopie zur Charakterisierung von Kardiomyopathien bei Jugendlichen - erste Ergebnisse]. Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin [RoFo] 179(9): 932-937, September 2007.

Hülsse B, Rompel O, Bodenschatz K, Leriche C, Bär I, Darge K: Diagnosis of appendicitis using harmonic ultrasound imaging [Sonografische Diagnostik der Appendizitis bei Kindern - Verbesserte Darstellung mittels Harmonic Imaging]. Zentralblatt für Chirurgie 132(2): 118-123, April 2007.

Robrecht J, Darge K: In-vitro comparison of a 1st and a 2nd generation US contrast agent for reflux diagnosis [In-vitro-Vergleich eines Ultraschallkontrastmittels der 1. mit einem der 2. Generation für die Refluxdiagnostik]. Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin [RoFo] 179(8): 818-825, August 2007.

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