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

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

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Professor of Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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]
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

Khrichenko D, Saul D, Adeb M, Jaimes C, Betts KN, Barron SM, Edgar JC, Lambert SM, Casale P, Darge K: Intra- and inter-observer variability of functional MR urography (fMRU) assessment in children. Pediatric Radiology January 21 [Epub ahead of print] 2016.

Back SJ, Edgar JC, Canning DA, Darge K: Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography: in vitro evaluation of a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent for in vivo optimization. Pediatric Radiology 45(10): 1496-1505, September 2015 Notes: [doi:10.1007/s00247-015-3355-3]

Delgado J, Bedoya MA, Adeb M, Carson RH, Johnson AM, Khrichenko D, Canning DA, Darge K: Optimizing functional MR urography: prime time for a 30-minutes-or-less fMRU. Pediatric Radiology 45(9): 1333-1343, August 2015 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-015-3324-x. Epub 2015 Mar 20]

Weiss DA, Kadakia S, Kurzweil R, Srinivasan AK, Darge K, Shukla AR: Detection of crossing vessels in pediatric ureteropelvic junction obstruction: Clinical patterns and imaging findings. Journal of Pediatric Urology 11(4): e1-5, August 2015 Notes: [doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2015.04.017. Epub 2015 May 27]

Gwal K, Bedoya MA, Patel N, Rambhatia SJ, Darge K, Sredharan RR, Anupindi SA: Reference values of MRI measurements of the common bile duct and pancreatic duct in children. Pediatric Radiology 45(8): 1153-1159, July 2015 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-015-3296-x. Epub 2015 Feb 20]

Conlon TW, Himebauch AS, Fitzgerald JC, Chen AE, Dean AJ, Panebianco N, Darge K, Cohen MS, Greeley WJ, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Implementation of a pediatric critical care focused bedside ultrasound training program in a large academic PICU. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(3): 219-226, March 2015 Notes: [doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000340]

Servaes S, Srinivasan A, Pena A, del Pozo G, Darge K: CT diagnosis of appendicitis in children: comparison of orthogonal planes and assessment of contrast opacification of the appendix. Pediatric Emergency Care 31(3): 161-163, March 2015 Notes: [doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000374]

Srinivasan A, Servaes S, Pena A, Darge K: Utility of CT after sonography for suspected appendicitis in children: integration of a clinical scoring system with a staged imaging protocol. Emergency Radiology 22(1): 31-42, February 2015 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s10140-014-1241-1. Epub 2014 Jun 12]

Back SJ, Gurian MS, Reid JR, Darge K: How and how well do pediatric radiology fellows learn ultrasound skills? A national survey. Pediatric Radiology 44(9): 1058-1064, September 2014 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-014-2980-6. Epub 2014 Apr 15]

Papadopoulou F, Ntoulia A, Siomou E, Darge K: Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography with intravesical administration of a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent for diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux: prospective evaluation of contrast safety in 1,010 children. Pediatric Radiology 44(6): 719-728, June 2014 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-013-2832-9. Epub 2014 Jan 18]

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