Faculty & Staff

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, DTMP, 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
Coordinator, CHOP International Pediatric Radiology Outreach , Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Coordinator, Dose Index Registry [DIR] of the American College of Radiology, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Division of Body Imaging
Department of Radiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP] &
University of Pennsylvania
West Tower [3. floor], Room 3NW14
34th and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2674257108
Fax: 2674257155
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.
Research Fellow, Division of Tropical Pediatrics, University Children's Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991-1998.
Resident, Diagnositc Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Department of Pediatric Radiology, Radiological Clinic, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991-1996.
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 Diagnostic Radiology, German Medical Board , 1998.
Board Certification in Pediatric Radiology, German Medical Board , 1998.
Board Certified Teacher in Pediatric Ultrasonography, German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine [DEGUM Ausbilder] , 2000.
Certification in Radiation Protection for the Whole Speciality of Diagnostic Radiology including CT, Bavarian State Medical Board, Germany, 2002.
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.
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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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