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

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Professor of Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Office of the Radiologist-in-Chief
Department of Radiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP]
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

CHOP North West Tower [3. floor], Room 3NW16/17
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2674257110
Fax: 2155905797
Lab: 2674257110 [Caroline Narducci]
MD (Pre-Med & 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)
Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany [summa cum laude], 1997.
PhD (Diagnostic Radiology)
Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht-Karl University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2001.
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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

Hwang M, Sridharan A, Darge K, Riggs B, Sehgal C, Flibotte J, Huisman TAGM: Novel quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasound detection of hypoxic ischemic injury in neonates and infants: Pilot study 1. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 38: 2025-2038, August 2019 Notes: [doi: 10.1002/jum.14892. Epub 2018 December 17]

Bedoya MA, Berman JI, Delgado J, Khrichenko D, Barrera CA, Carson RH, Darge K: Relationship of renal apparent diffusion coefficient and functional MR urography in children with pelvicalyceal dilation. Pediatric Radiology 49(8): 1032-1041, July 2019 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-019-04395-4. Epub 2019 Apr 19]

Back SJ, Chauvin NA, Ntoulia A, Ho-Fung V, Calle Toro JS, Sridharan A, Morgan TA, Kozak B, Darge K, Sankar WN: Intraoperative contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of femoral head perfusion in developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine July 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1002/jum.15097. Epub ahead of print 2019 July 23.

Hartung EA, Wen J, Poznick L, Furth SL, Darge K: Ultrasound elastography to quantify liver disease severity in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. The Journal of Pediatrics 209: 107-115 e5, June 2019 Notes: [doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.01.055. Epub 2019 Mar 20.]

Calle-Toro JS, Maya CL, Emad-Eldin S, Adeb MD, Back SJ, Darge K, Otero HJ: Morphologic and functional evaluation of duplicated renal collecting systems with MR urography: A descriptive analysis. Clinical Imaging 57: 69-76, May 2019 Notes: [doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.05.004. Epub 2019 May 15]

Serai SD, Otero HJ, Calle-Toro JS, Berman JI, Darge K, Hartung EA: Diffusion tensor imaging of the kidney in healthy controls and in children and young adults with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Abdominal Radiology 44(5): 1867-1872, May 2019 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00261-019-01933-4. Epub 2019 Feb 19]

Calle-Toro JS, Serai SD, Hartung EA, Goldberg DJ, Bolster BD Jr, Darge K, Anupindi SA: Magnetic resonance elastography SE-EPI vs GRE sequences at 3T in a pediatric population with liver disease. Abdominal Radiology 44(3): 894-902, March 2019 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00261-018-1884-6. Epub 01 January 2019]

Calle-Toro JS, Kelly A, Ford EJ, Zemel BS, Schall JI, Adgent MA, Umbach DM, Rogan WJ, Stallings VA, Darge K, Kaplan SL: Incidental findings during ultrasound of thyroid, breast, testis, uterus and ovary in healthy term neonates. Journal of Ultrasound February 2019 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s40477-019-00365-6. Epub 2019 Feb 27]

Delgado J, Berman JI, Maya C, Carson RH, Back SJ, Darge K: Pilot study on renal magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging: are quantitative diffusion tensor imaging values useful in the evaluation of children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction? Pediatric Radiology 49(2): 175-186, February 2019 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4268-8. Epub 2018 Oct 8]

Shellikeri S, Back SJ, Poznick L, Darge K: A low-cost, durable and reusable bladder phantom: Teaching intravesical ultrasound contrast administration. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 44(8): 1918-1926, August 2018 Notes: [doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.04.008. Epub 2018 May 22]

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