Kassa Darge, MD, PhD

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD, Addis Ababa University and University of Heidelberg, Germany


    1986 Medical Sciences, Addis Ababa University


    1991-1996 Diagnostic Radiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany


    1996-1998 Pediatric Radiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

    Undergraduate Degree

    DTM&P, Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

    Graduate Degree

    PhD, Diagnostic Radiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending radiologist

    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications



    Darge K. Imaging of the upper urinary tract: current status in children. Final programme and syllabus European Society of Urogenital Radiology, Annual Meeting Sept 2008.

    Darge K. Foreign body aspiration and ingestion Eur Radiol 18(92): [A-322] 2008.

    Darge K, Fischer M, Collmann H. The non-operated isolated sagittal craniosynostosis - radiological follow-up [Die nicht-operierte isolierte Sagittalnahtsynostose - radiologischer Verlauf] RoeFo 180(S123): [VO 202.4, 2008.

    Hellinger JC, Epelman M, Darge K, Kirpalani H, Hanna B. Assessment of pulmonary hypertension in pediatric patients using multidetector-row CT (MDCT) angiography: preliminary findings and clinical utility Pediatr Radiol 38(S290): [PA16 2008.

    Hellinger JC, Epelman MS, Mecca P, Rodriguez C, Harris C, Darge K. Pediatric imaging in the third and fourth dimensions: the role of a dedicated pediatric medical imaging laboratory Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Annual Meeting Dec 2008.


    Beer M, Hoppe E, Girschick H, Darge K. Role of the whole body MR imaging in diagnosis of osteonecrosis in children with intensive chemotherapy Eur Radiol 2006.

    Boss A, Schafer JF, Matirosian P, Hacker HW, Darge K, Claussen CD, Kuper K, Schick F, Schlemmer HP. Dynamische kontrastmittelverstarke Magnetresonanz nephrographic mit einre navigator-gesteuerten TurboFlash-Technik bei Kindern. Fortschr Rontgenstr 2006.

    Darge K. Examinations for the diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux [Untersuchungen zur Diagnose des vesikoureteralen Refluxes] Kind und Radiologie 8: 11-15, 2006.

    Darge K. Harntransportstorung in Kindersalter- was wir zu schenmeinen! Fortschr Rontgensir 2006.

    Darge K. Pediatric radiology in [Wuerzberg Kinderradiologie] Kind und Radiologie 8: 6-9, 2006.

    Darge K. The twinkling stones in the abdomen [Die fundkelnden Steine im Bauch] Kind und Radiologie 8: 26-27, 2006.

    Darge K, Filger-Brillinger J, Schlegel PG, Beer M. Whole body MR imaging in the evaluation of post-chemotherapy osteonecrosis in children - preliminary results. Pediatr Radiol 36(S78): 84, 2006.

    Darge K, Fischer M, Collmann H. Comparison of conventional and digital skull radiographs for the diagnosis of craniosynostosis. Pediatr Radio 36:(S62): 25, 2006.

    Darge K, Schlauss B. Harmonic versus fundamental US of the small and large bowel in children. 2006 Pediatr Radiol 36: S70, 2006.

    Darge K. Editorial : Modern pediatric radiology? [ Moderne Kinderradiologie?] Kind und Radiologie 9: 1, 2006. Darge K. Pediatric Radiology in Wuerzberg [Wurzberg Kinderradiologie] Kind und Radiologie 2006.



    Geiger J, Epelman M, Darge K. The fountain sign: a novel color Doppler sonographic finding for the diagnosis of acute idiopathic scrotal edema. J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Aug;29(8):1233-7. Read abstract

    Renjen P, Bellah R, Hellinger JC, Darge K. Pediatric urologic advanced imaging: techniques and applications. Urol Clin North Am. 2010 May;37(2):307-18. Review. Read abstract

    Darge K, Grattan-Smith JD, Riccabona M. Pediatric uroradiology: state of the art. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]. Read abstract 

    Darge K. Voiding urosonography with US contrast agent for the diagnosis of vesicoureteric reflux in children: an update. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Jun;40(6):956-62. Epub 2010 Apr 30. Read abstract

    Darge K, Anupindi S, Keener H, Rompel O. Ultrasound of the bowel in children: how we do it. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Apr;40(4):528-36. Read the abstract


    Khrichenko D, Darge K. Functional analysis in MR urography - made simple. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Feb;40(2):182-99. Epub 2009 Dec 12. Read abstract