Kassa Darge

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Professor of Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Official Affiliate, Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA
Member, Radiology D-COAP, Departmental Committee on Appointments and Promotion, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
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 Itmat Expertise

Pediatric body imaging
Pediatric uroradiology
Pediatric gastrointestinal imaging
Pediatric ultrasonography
Pediatric body MR imaging

Selected Publications

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]

Nadolski GJ, Ponce-Dorrego MD, Darge K, Biko DM, Itkin M: Validation of the position of injection needles with contrast-enhanced ultrasound for dynamic contrast enhanced MR lymphangiography. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 29(7): 1028-1030, July 2018 Notes: [doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2018.02.034. Epub 2018 Jun 4]

Back SJ, Christopher Edgar J, Weiss DA, Oliver ER, Bellah RD, Darge K: Rater reliability of postnatal urinary tract dilation consensus classification. Pediatric Radiology June 2018 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4173-1] [Epub ahead of print]

Adgent MA, Umbach DM, Zemel BS, Kelly A, Schall JI, Ford EG, James K, Darge K, Botelho JC, Vesper HW, Chandler DW, Nakamoto JM, Rogan WJ, Stallings VA: A longitudinal study of estrogen-responsive tissues and hormone concentrations in infants fed soy formula. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 103(5): 1899-1909, May 2018 Notes: [doi: 10.1210/jc.2017-02249. Epub 2018 March 1]

Ntoulia A, Back SJ, Shellikeri S, Poznick L, Morgan T, Kerwood J, Christopher Edgar J, Bellah RD, Reid JR, Jaramillo D, Canning DA, Darge K: Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) with the intravesical administration of the ultrasound contrast agent Optison™ for vesicoureteral reflux detection in children: a prospective clinical trial. Pediatric Radiology 48(2): 216-226, February 2018 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-017-4026-3. Epub 2017 Nov 27]

Morrison JC, Van Batavia JP, Darge K, Long CJ, Shukla AR, Srinivasan AK: Ultrasound guided ureteroscopy in children: Safety and success. Journal of Pediatric Urology 14: 64.e1-64.e6, February 2018 Notes: [doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.08.019. Epub 2017 October 14]

Wakjira E, Sisay S, Zember J, Zewdneh D, Gorfu Y, Kebede T, Tadesse A, Darge, K: Implementing ultrasound-guided hydrostatic reduction of intussusception in a low-resource country in Sub-Saharan Africa: Our initial experience in Ethiopia Emergency Radiology 25(1): 1-6, February 2018 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s10140-017-1546-y. Epub 2017 August 24]

Trout AT, Chow J, McNamara ER, Darge K, Ramirez Grueso R, Munden M, Rothan SM, Navarro OM, Tijerín Bueno M, Bove KE, Chikwava KR, Heider A, Hicks MJ, Somers GR, Zhang B, Dillman JR: Association between testicular microlithiasis and testicular neoplasia: Large multicenter study in a pediatric population. Radiology 285(2): 576-583, November 2017 Notes: [doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017162625. Epub 2017 July 17]

Strauss KJ, Goske MJ, Towbin AJ, Sengupta D, Callahan MJ, Darge K, Podberesky DJ, Frush DP, Maxfield C, Westra SJ, Prince JS, Wu H, Bhargavan-Chatfield M: Pediatric chest CT diagnostic reference ranges: Development and application. Radiology 284(1): 219-227, July 2017 Notes: [doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017161530. Epub 2017 Feb 17]

Kaplan SL, Edgar JC, Ford EG, Adgent MA, Schall JI, Kelly A, Umbach DM, Rogan WJ, Stallings VA, Darge K : Size of testes, ovaries, uterus and breast buds by ultrasound in healthy full-term neonates ages 0-3 days. Pediatric Radiology 46(13): 1837-1847, December 2016 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-016-3681-0. Epub 2016 Aug 31]

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