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

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

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, DTM&P, FSAR, FESUR, is Radiologist-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the William L. Van Alen Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology.

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Background

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, DTM&P, FSAR, FESUR, is Chair of the Department of Radiology and Radiologist-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and currently holds the William L. Van Alen Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology. Darge is also an Honorary Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.



Prior to coming to CHOP, Darge served as the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Radiology at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany. He has an extensive research portfolio encompassing 28 years with over 200 publications and multiple grants. His research focus is on innovative and advanced body imaging methods, particularly in magnetic resonance and ultrasound modalities. 



Darge has mentored dozens of trainees, and has received many awards for his research and educational work. Of note is his work to establish the CHOP Radiology International Education Outreach pediatric radiology fellowship program in Ethiopia. To further CHOP’s mission of training the next generation of pediatric experts, he also started a mentoring program for junior faculty members in the Department of Radiology for which he was awarded the CHOP mentor award.



Darge received his medical degree from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He completed his residency in radiology and fellowship in pediatric radiology at the University of Heidelberg. In addition, he completed a research fellowship with the World Health Organization in Tropical Medicine at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany, where he practiced tropical medicine and conducted research in the institution’s outposts in West Africa. Darge is actively involved in all major radiologic and pediatric radiologic societies

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Addis Ababa University and University of Heidelberg, Germany

Internship

Medical Sciences - Addis Ababa University,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology - University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Fellowship

Pediatric Radiology - University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Graduate Degree

PhD in Diagnostic Radiology - University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Titles and Academic Titles

Radiologist-in-Chief

Chair, Department of Radiology

William L. Van Alen Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Radiology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Back SJ, Darge K, Bedoya MA, Delgado J, Gorfu Y, Zewdneh D, Reid JR: Ultrasound tutorials in under 10 minutes: Experience and results. American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) June [Epub ahead of print] 2016.

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 46(5): 666 673, May 2016 Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s00247-015-3532-4]

2015

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

2014

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]

Jamies C, Darge K, Khrichenko D, Carson RH, Berman JI: Diffusion tensor imaging and tractography of the kidney in children: feasibility and preliminary experience. Pediatric Radiology 44(1): 30-41, January 2014.

Abstracts

2016

Trout A, Chow J, McNamara E, Darge K, Ramirez R, Munden M, Rothan S, Navarro O, Bueno MT, Bove K, Chikwava K, Heider A, Hicks J, Somers G, Zhang B, Dillman J: Large multicenter study of the association between testicular microlithiasis and testicular neoplasia in a pediatric population. Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S107-S108 (045), May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL.]

Solomon D, Wakjira E, Sisay S, Gorfu Y, Kebede T, Tadesse A, Darge K: Reducing by three-quarter the surgical laparotomy rate for intussusception with the introduction of US-guided hydrostatic reduction. Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S153-S154 (133), May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL.]

Ntoulia A, Khrichenko D, Adeb M, LeComptye L, Weiss D, Darge K: Unilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) in children: Evaluation of pre- and postoperative imaging findings correlation with surgical. Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S111-S112 (053), May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL.]

Ntoulia A, Back S, Poznick L, Morgan T, Kerwood J, Bellah R, Reid J, Jaramillo D, Canning D, Darge K: Comparison of contrast enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) using the ultrasound contrast agent (Optison®) with voiding cystourethrography(VCUG). Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S112 (054), May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL.]

Kaplan S, Edgar C, Ford E, Adgent M, Schall J, Umbach D, Rogan W, Stallings V, Darge K: Normal values for size of ovaries, testes, uterus, and breast buds at birth. Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S152 (129), May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL.]

Hartung E, Darge K: Ultrasound elastography with acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) to assess liver fibrosis and portal hypertension (HTN) in children with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S88-S89 (009), May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL.]

Delgado J, Bedoya M, Khrichenko D, Carson R, Johnson A, Darge K: Relationship between bladder volume and functional results of MR urography in children. Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S111 (051), May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL.]

Dehaye A, Silva C, Darge K, Prabhu S, Andronikou S, Laya B, Coley B, Boechat : Making change at scale: The world federation of pediatric imaging (WFPI). Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S270-S271 (EDU-105), May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL.]

2015

Adgent MA, Umbach DM, Zemel BS, Kelly A, Schall JI, Ford E, Darge K, Rogan W, Stallings VA: Measuring estrogen response in postnatal uterus and breast growth: a study of soy-protein based formula feeding. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting Program November 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, 18-20 November 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.]

Haroyan H, Aikaterina N, Khrichenko D, Bellah R, Long C, Darge K: The role of functional MR urography in diagnosing calyceal diverticula. Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement 2): S303, AM-67, June 2015 Notes: [Presented at the European Society of Pediatric Radiology 52nd Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2015, Graz, Austria.]

Darge K: High resolution ultrasound, harmonic imaging & other modern ultrasound tools - impact on diagnostic performance in childhood ultrasonography. Pediatric Radiology 45 (Supplement 2): S308-S309, AM87, June 2015 Notes: ]Presented at the European Society of Paediatric Radiology 52nd Annual Meeting and 38th Post Graduate Course, 2-6 June 2015, Graz, Austria.]

Yam B, Zderic S, Darge K: The pediatric neurogenic bladder: What the radiologist should know. Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement 1): S177, EDU-012, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Bellevue, WA.]

Saul D, Khrichenko D, Dobkin J, Darge K: Be aware and beware: Marked respiratory motion resulting in displacement of voxels mimicking renal obstruction on functional MR urography. Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement 1): S164, CR-045, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Bellevue, WA.]

Reid J, Darge K, Scanlon M, Back S: Learning technology and intellectual property: A survey of the philosophies and practice of our trainees and peers. Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement 1): S95, 047, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Bellevue, WA.]

Ntoulia A, Back S, Bellah R, Reid J, Jaramillo D, Darge K: Contrast enhanced voiding urosonography with intravesical administration of ultrasound contrast agent (Optison®)for vesicoureteral reflux detection in children: Regulatory processes, procedural optimization and preliminary safety results. Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement 1): S115, 085, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Bellevue, WA.]

McCullough W, Vossough A, Darge K, Zhu X, Servaes S: Implementation of dual-energy computed tomography in pediatric imaging. Pediatric Radiology. (eds.). 45(Supplement 1): S200, EDU-075, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, April 27-May 1, Seattle, WA.]

Kaplan S, Darge K: Key imaging findings in median arcuate ligament syndrome. Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement 1): S187, EDU-036, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Bellevue, WA.]

Bedoya M, Ramirez R, Khrichenko D, Carson R, Berman J, Darge K: Can we reproduce the age dependency of the ADC values in patients with various urological abnormalities undergoing functional MR urography? Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement 1): S246, 053, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Bellevue, WA.]

Bedoya M, Khrichenko D, Carson R, Berman J, Johnson A, Darge K: Renal diffusion weighted MR imaging in children with pelvicalyceal dilation. Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement1): S246, 052, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Bellevue, WA.]

Back S, Chow J, Coleman B, Darge K: Pictorial overview of the multidisciplinary consensus on the prenatal and postnatal urinary tract dilation classification system. Pediatric Radiology 45(Supplement 1): S191, EDU-050, April 2015 Notes: [Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Bellevue, WA.]

Papadopoulou F, Ntoulia A, Darge K: Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography with a second generation ultrasound contrast agent for diagnosis of vesicoureteric reflux in 1350children: the experience of a single center. Insights Imaging 6(Supplement 1): S159-S445, B-0895, March 2015 Notes: [Presented at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), 4-8 March 2015, Vienna, Austria. DOI 10.1007/s13244-015-0387-z]

Ntoulia A, LeCompte L, Adeb M, Khrichenko D, Lambert S, Casale P, Darge K: The role of functional MR urography (fMRU) in the evaluation of unilateral hydronephrosis in children. Insights Imaging (Supplement1) 6(Supplement 1): S159-S445, B-0894, March 2015 Notes: [Presented at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), 4-8 March 2015, Vienna, Austria. DOI 10.1007/s13244-015-0387-z]

Papadopoulou F, Ntoulia A, Edgar JC, Darge K: Reliability of contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography with a second generation ultrasound contrast-agent in the diagnosis and grading of vesicoureteral reflux. RSNA 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program(VSPD51 12), http://rsna2014.rsna.org/program/ November 2014 Notes: [Presented at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL]

2014

Adeb MD, Chow JS, Schwartz DS, Darge K: Renal pelvic dilatation (RPD): Normal or abnormal? RSNA 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program(PDE146), http://rsna2014.rsna.org/program/ November 2014 Notes: [Presented at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL]

Adeb MD, Darge K, Dillman JR, Carr M, Schwartz DS, Epelman M: Magnetic Resonance Urography (fMRU) in duplicated renal collecting systems: Just impressive images or more information? RSNA 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program(PDE139), http://rsna2014.rsna.org/program/ November 2014 Notes: [Presented at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL]

Bedoya MA, Otero HJ, Weiss DA, Darge K: Retrograde urethrography (RUG): Indications, techniques and outcome in children. RSNA 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program(PDE134), http://rsna2014.rsna.org/program/ November 2014 Notes: [Presented at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 30-December 4, 2014, Chicago, IL]

Ntoulia A, Bedoya-Velez MA, Adeb MD, Khrichenko D, Darge K: Extravesical ectopic ureters in children: The spectrum of MR urography (fMRU) findings. RSNA 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program(PDE136), http://rsna2014.rsna.org/program/ November 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting]

Ntoulia A, Papadopoulou F, Back SJ, Stenzel M, Darge K: Contrast enhanced voiding urosonography with intravesical administration of US contrast agent in children: How to do! RSNA 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program(PDE134), http://rsna2014.rsna.org/program/ November 2014 Notes: [Presented at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL]

Papadopoulou F, Ntoulia A, Edgar JC, Darge K: Diagnostic performance and safety of contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography with a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent for the diagnosis of vescoureteral reflux: The experience of a single center in 1350 children. RSNA 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program(SSM20-02), http://rsna2014.rsna.org/program/ November 2014 Notes: [Presented at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL]

Ntoulia A, Bedoya MA, Delgado J, Khrichenko D, Kolon T, Darge K: Extravesical ureteral insertions in functional MR urography (fMRU) [ExtravesikaleHarnleitermuendungen in der funktionellen MR-Urographie (fMRU)]. Der Radiologe 54(8): 835-844, August 2014 Notes: [Presented at the 51. Annual Meeting of the German Society of Pediatric Radiology (Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Radiologie - GPR), 4-6 September 2014, Bern, Switzerland]

Darge K, Gorfu Y, Zewdneh D, Jaramillo D: Reply to Dr. Walsh regarding curriculum design for pediatric radiology in Ethiopia. Pediatric Radiology August 2014 Notes: [doi 10.1007/s00247-014-3114-x]

Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Coombs L, Strauss K, Mandel K, Larson D, Towbin A, Callahan M, Darge K, Podberesky D, Frush DP, Prince J: The relationship between SSDE and diagnostic image quality: How a dose index registry (DIR) can determine the minimum radiation dose needed to achieve acceptable diagnostic image quality in pediatric abdominal CT. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S311-S312, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0023 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Coombs L, Mandel K, Strauss K, Larson D, Towbin A, Callahan M, Darge K, Podberesky D, Frush DP, Prince J: Age-specific effective dose analysis for pediatric abdominal CT in the United States compared to other countries-how are we doing? Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S326, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0073 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Chatfield M, Strauss K, Callahan M, Darge K, Frush DP, Podberesky D, Towbin A, Prince J: Quality improvement registry of CT scans in children (QuIRCC): Diagnostic reference levels for pediatric chest CT. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S313, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0024 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Dickerson ED, Dillman JR, Smith EA, Lebowitz RL, DiPetro MA, Darge K: Pediatric magnetic resonance urography: A primer, including systematic approach to review interpretation. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S371, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #P097 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Darge, K : Imaging of the urinary tract: contrast studies and MR urography. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S391-S392, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #RS07 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Darge K, Khrichenko D, Adeb M, Cobos C, Betts K, Barron S, Lambert S, Casale P: Reproducibility of functional MR urography (fMRU) analysis results. Pediatric Radiology. Springer, 44(Suppl 2): S330, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0089 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Darge K, Cobos C, Khrichenko D, Carson R, Berman J: Renal DTI and tractography in pediatric patients. Pediatric Radiology. Springer, 44(Suppl 2): S330, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #0088 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Darge K: Small bowel imaging in children. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S281-S282, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #PG14 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Back SJ, Andronikou S, Kilborn T, Kaplan B, Darge K: Clinical and imaging features of tuberous sclerosis complex/autosomal dominant polycystic kidney: A unique genetic disorder. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S352, June 2014 Notes: [Paper #P025 presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Darge K: In vitro optimization of an ultrasound contrast agent for voiding ultrasonography: US experience. J Ultrasound Med 33(Suppl): S55, April 2014.

Darge K, Khrichenko D, Adeb M, Cobos C, Betts K, Barron S, Lambert S, Casale P: Reproducibility of functional MR urography (fMRU) analysis results. Pediatric Radiology. Springer, 44(Supplement 2): S330, 0089, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Darge K, Cobos C, Khrichenko D, Carson R, Berman J: Renal DTI and tractography in pediatric patients. Pediatric Radiology. 44(Supplement 2): S330, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Dickerson ED, Dillman JR, Smith EA, Lebowitz RL, DiPetro MA, Darge K: Pediatric magnetic resonance urography: A primer, including systematic approach to review interpretation. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 2): S371, P097, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Chatfield M, Strauss K, Callahan M, Darge K, Frush DP, Podberesky D, Towbin A, Prince J: Quality improvement registry of CT scans in children (QuIRCC): Diagnostic reference levels for pediatric chest CT. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 2): S313, 0024, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2-6 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Coombs L, Mandel K, Strauss K, Larson D, Towbin A, Callahan M, Darge K, Podberesky D, Frush DP, Prince J: Age-specific effective dose analysis for pediatric abdominal CT in the United States compared to other countries-how are we doing? Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 2): S326, 0073, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Westra SJ, Goske MJ, Coombs L, Strauss K, Mandel K, Larson D, Towbin A, Callahan M, Darge K, Podberesky D, Frush DP, Prince J: The relationship between SSDE and diagnostic image quality: How a dose index registry (DIR) can determine the minimum radiation dose needed to achieve acceptable diagnostic image quality in pediatric abdominal CT. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S311-S312, 0023, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Delgado J, Adeb M, LeCompte L, Carson R, Johnson A, Khrichenko D, Darge K: Optimized functional MR urography (fMRU) [Optimierte funktionelle MR-Urographie (fMRU)]. Der Radiologe 54(8): 835-844, August 2014 Notes: [Paper presentation at the 51. Annual Meeting of the German Society of Pediatric Radiology (Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Radiologie - GPR), 4-6 September 2014, Bern, Switzerland]

Darge K : Imaging of the urinary tract: contrast studies and MR urography. Pediatric Radiology 44(Suppl 2): S391-S392, RS07, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Darge K: Small bowel imaging in children. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 2): S281-S282. PG14, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Back SJ, Andronikou S, Kilborn T, Kaplan B, Darge K: Clinical and imaging features of tuberous sclerosis complex/autosomal dominant polycystic kidney: A unique genetic disorder. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 2): S352, P025, June 2014 Notes: [Presented at The European Society for Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) 37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual Meeting, 2-6 June 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]

Zhu X, Mecca P, Servaes S, Darge K : Dual energy compared to single energy CT scans in pediatric patients: dose neutral or not? Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S89, PA-038, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Otero H, Kwaja A, Bedoya M, Chauvin N, Darge K, Anupindi S: MR imaging evaluation of liver lesions in children: Added value of hepatobiliary contrast. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S135, PA-134, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Ntoulia A, Bedoya M, Delgado J, Khrichenko D, Kolon T, Darge K: Forty-five extravesical ectopic ureters: morphological and functional MR urography (fMRU) findings. Pediatric Radiology 2014(Supplement 1): S110, PA-083, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Khrichenko D, Darge K, Adeb M, Jaimes C, Betts K, Barron S: Intra- and interobserver variability of functional MR urography(fMRU) analysis results. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S112, PA-087, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Gwal K, Bedoya M, Patel N, Rambhatla S, Darge K, Anupindi S: Reference values of MRI measurements of the normal bile ducts and pancreatic duct in children. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S73, PA-010, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Goske M, Strauss K, Chatfield M, Towbin A, Callahan M ,Darge K et al.: Quality improvement registry in CT scans in children (QuIRCC):Diagnostic reference levels for pediatric chest CT. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S87, PA-036, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Back S, Poznick L, Darge K, Reid J: 5 minute Ultrasound: Validation of Point-of-Care Milestone learning in small aliquots. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S126, PA-117, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Back S, Gurian M, Reid J, Darge K: How and how well do pediatric radiology fellows learn ultrasound? A national survey. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S127, PA-118, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Back S, Edgar JC, Darge K: In-vitro optimization of a new US contrast agent for intravesical administration in children. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S111, PA-086, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Back S, Andronikou S, Kilborn T, Kaplan B, Darge K: Clinical and imaging features of tuberous sclerosis complex/autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: A unique genetic disorder. Pediatric Radiology 44(Supplement 1): S1112, PA-088, May 2014 Notes: [Presented at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 57th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-17 May, Washington, DC]

Darge K: In vitro optimization of an ultrasound contrast agent for voiding ultrasonography: U.S. experience. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 33(Suppl): S55, April 2014 Notes: [Presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention, March 30 - April 2, Las Vegas, NV]

Books

Reid JR, Paladin A, Davros W, Lee EY, Carrico C: Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Pediatric Radiology 2013.

Chapters
2014

Bloom L, Darge K: Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Pediatric Radiology. Reid JR, Paladin A, Davros W, Lee EY, Carrico C (eds.). Oxford University Press, Page: 214-216, 2014 Notes: [Book Chapter]

2011

Vossough A, Darge K  : Brain imaging: ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging.  Cerebral Palsy: A multidisciplinary approach. CP Panteliadis   (eds.). Dustri International Division, Munich, Germany, Page: 115-132, 2011 Notes: [Book chapter.]

2004

K. Darge  : Brain imaging: ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral Palsy: Principles and Management. CP Panteliadis and HM Strassburg   (eds.). Georg Thieme Verlag - Stuttgart, New York, Page: 104-111, June 2004 Notes: [Book chapter]

2000

Darge K: Ultrasonographic diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux. Syllabus Paediatric Radiology, The State of the Art in 2000. J Fonseca-Santos, M Aragao-Machado, C Santos (eds.). Springer Verlag, Italy, Page: 9-15, May 2000 Notes: [Book chapter.]

1995

J. Troger , K. Darge , B. Beedgen : Ultrasound diagnostic of the newborn [Ultraschalldiagnostik beim Neugeborene]. Ultraschall in Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie. C. Sohn, W. Holzgreve (eds.). Georg Thieme Verlag - Stuttgart, New York, Page: 561-579, 1995 Notes: [Book chapter.] 

Posters and Presentations

Posters

2016

Harutynn H, Ntoulia A, Khrichenko D, Bellah R, Long C, Darge K : The role of functional MR urography in diagnosing calyceal diverticula. Pediatric Radiology 46(Supplement 1): S328-S329, SCI-081, May 2016 Notes: [Presented at the International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL. Poster and oral presentation.]

Lectures by Invitation

2016

WEBINAR: Siemens Ultrasound Marketing, Mountain View, CA.[1]. "An update on pediatric contrast ultrasound". [Live webinar with audience participation; 1 hour, July 19, 2016]

WEBINAR: Siemens Ultrasound Engineering, Mountain View, CA and Issaquah, WA. [1]. "An update on pediatric contrast ultrasound and technical challenges of contrast imaging". [Live webinar with audience participation; 1.25 hour, July 29]

PANELIST: PREDICT (Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Renal Damage In Congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary Tract)/ESCAPE Network Meeting, 10-11 June, 2016, Heidelberg, Germany. [Imaging coordinator: 11 countries/40 centers in Europe and Australia]

The John Caffey Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA. [1]. "The CHOP program in Ethiopia: An international outreach in pediatric radiology education". June 2016.

The International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL. [Part 1] [1]. Taking Ultrasound Farther: "How to begin: Contrast enhanced US". [2]. Categorical Course: Abdominal Imaging - "Voiding urosonography: Techniques and pitfalls". May 2016.

The International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL. [Part 2] Hands-On Ultrasound Session - Contrast Enhanced Voiding Urosonography (ceVUS) Part 1: Oral Presentations [3]. "How to do ceVUS: A step-by-step approach". [4]. "In vitro demonstration of ceVUS: What and how?". May 2016.

The International Pediatric Radiology (IPR), 7th Conjoint Meeting and Exhibition, 15-20 May, Chicago, IL [Part 3] Hands-On Ultrasound Session - Contrast Enhanced Voiding Urosonography (ceVUS) Part 2: In Vitro Demonstration and Hands-On Practice [5]. In vitro ceVUS simulation. May 2016.

The Leading Edge in Diagnostic Ultrasound Conference, 36th Annual Meeting, May 10-12, Atlantic City, NJ. [1]. Contrast Agents in Ultrasound - "Contrast enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) in children". [2]. Contrast Agents in Ultrasound - "Clinical case reviews: Pediatric contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)". May 2016.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), Annual Convention, March 17-21, New York, NY. [1]. Complex Cutting-Edge Pediatric Ultrasound: "Contrast voiding cystourethrography". [2]. Ultrasound Evaluation of Acute Abdominal and Pelvic Pain: "Blunt abdominal trauma: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for improved diagnosis in children". March 2016.

VISITING PROFESSOR: Department of Radiology and Biomedica Imaging, School of Medicine, Yale University, February 2, New Haven, CT [Rob Goodman]. [1]. Grand Round: "Contrast enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS): The basics and beyond". [2]. Residents teaching session: "Pediatric GU imaging: A case-based review". Feb. 2016.

2015

Richmond Radiological Society, Richmond, VA. [1]. Grand Round: "Functional MR urography". October 2015.

VISITING PROFESSOR: Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, October 5-13, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [Tequam Debebe]. [1]. "Challenging pediatric ultrasound cases". [2]. Pediatric radiology fellowship: one-to-one teaching sessions. [3]. Hands-on ultrasound teaching. [4]. Review of routine imaging studies. Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, DTM&P, FSAR, FESUR Page 49 Oct, 2015.

The 5th Annual Pediatric Radiology Continuing Medical Education (CME) Course [The International Pediatric Radiology Outreach Program of CHOP Radiology with Radiological Society of Ethiopia (RSE)], October 10, 2015, Elilly International Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [1]. "Functional MR urography: How to do - Tips and tricks". [2]. "Unknown pediatric radiology cases: A quiz with a prize". [+ Shankar Rajeswaran]

VISITING PROFESSOR: Department of Radiology, St. Paul's Hospital, The Millennium College, October 8, 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [Alemayehu Bedane]. [1]. "Appendicitis: Focus on ultrasound". [2]. "Ultrasound in urinary tract infection".

VISITING PROFESSOR: Department of Radiology, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA [Lakshama Das Narla]. [1]. Grand Round: "Ectopic ureter: beware and be aware". [2]. Interesting Case Resident Conference: "Complex sonographic GU cases in children". October 2015.

The 30th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound, International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS), Bubble Conference, September 10-12, Chicago, IL. [1]. "Introducing contrast enhanced voiding urosonography with intravesical administration of the ultrasound contrast agent Optison™ for vesicoureteral reflux detection in children: Regulatory processes, comparative and safety results". September 2015.

Pediatric Body MRI Course, The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), September 18-19, 2015, Toronto, Canada. [1]. "Functional MR urography protocol optimization: Tips and tricks".

VISITING PROFESSOR: Section of Pediatric Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, July 23, 2015, Madison, WI [Bradley Maxfield, Jie Nguyen]. [1]. Radiology Grand Round: "Contrast enhanced ultrasound in children: Current status". [2]. Resident Teaching Conference: "MR urography: understanding the basics".

3rd International Paediatric Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Course, King's College Hospital, June 25-26, 2015,  London, United Kingdom. [1]. "Contrast enhanced voiding urosonography: current status".

52nd Annual Meeting and 38th Post Graduate Course of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology, June 2-6, 2015, Graz, Austria. [1]. "High resolution ultrasound, harmonic imaging & other modern ultrasound tools - impact on diagnostic performance in childhood ultrasonography". [2]. Workshop: "Functional MR Urography (fMRU): How to do - an intensive workshop".

WEBINAR: Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA) and South African Society of Pediatric Imaging (SASPI) - Pediatric Radiology Webinar Series 2015: [1]. "Functional MR urography: The basics and beyond". [Live webinar with audience participation.] May 2015.

American College of Radiology (ACR) 2015 Annual Meeting: The Crossroads of Radiology - Washington, DC. [1]. "Pediatric appendicitis: The pros and cons of US versus CT". [2]. "Pediatric trauma of the cervical spine and abdomen: To CT or not CT- That is the question". May 2015.

The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, April 27-May 1, 2015, Seattle, WA. [Part 1] [1]. WFPI Sharing Resources: "Educational collaboration". [2]. Sunrise Session: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound - "Safety of ultrasound contrast agents in children". April 2015.

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), 115th Annual Meeting, April 19-24, 2015, Toronto, Canada. [1]. "Advances in pediatric ultrasound: An update".

The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), 58th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, April 27-May 1, 2015, Seattle, WA. [Part 2] [4][SP] - "Contrast enhanced voiding urosonography with intravesical administration of ultrasound contrast agent (Optison®)for vesicoureteral reflux detection in children: Regulatory processes, procedural optimization and preliminary safety results.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), Annual Convention, March 21-25, 2015, Lake Buena Vista, FL. [1]. "Contrast enhanced voiding urosonography".

VISITING PROFESSOR: Yale University Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, February 3, 2015, New Haven, CT. [1]. Resident Case Conference: "Pediatric genitourinary imaging: a case-based review". [2]. Grand Round: "Contrast enhanced voiding urosonography: the basics and beyond".

VISITING PROFESSOR: Department of Radiology, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, February 17, 2015, New York, NY. [1]. Grand Round: "Functional MR urography: the basics and beyond". [2]. Resident Case Conference: "GU and GI diagnostic challenges". [3]. Resident Lecture: "Appendicitis: the full ultrasound picture".

VISITING PROFESSOR: Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, January 23, 2015, New York, NY [Carrie B. Ruzal-Shapiro]. [1]. Grand Round: "The Ectopic Ureter: A 360 degree diagnostic approach including MR urography". [2]. Resident Teaching Session: "Pediatric genitourinary diagnostic imaging challenges".

2014

VISITING PROFESSOR: Department of Radiology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, December 11, 2014, Columbus, OH [William E. Shiels]. [1]. Grand Round: "Advanced body MRI applications for the pediatrician in sync with the world of art". [2]. Radiology Teaching Session: "Functional analysis in functional MR urography"

The 29th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound. "Pediatric CEUS in the USA - current status". International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) Bubble Conference, Chicago, IL, Sep2014.

COURSE DIRECTOR, The 4th Annual Pediatric Radiology Continuing Medical Education (CME), Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Lectures: 1. "US of the gastroesophageal junction any pylorus: searching for the cause of vomiting". Aug 2014.

COURSE DIRECTOR, The 4th Annual Pediatric Radiology Continuing Medical Education (CME), Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Lectures: 2. "A potpourri of pediatric cases - part II bowel: test your diagnostic skills!". 3. "Optimizing pediatric ultrasound: pointing the direction for the future!". Aug2014.

VISITING PROFESSSOR, Pediatric Urology, "MR Urography for ectopic ureters: a 360 degree approach", The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Jul 2014.

"Radiation issues in imaging of IBD known or unknown?", 53rd Annual John Caffey Society Meeting, Memphis, TN, Jun 2014.

ESPR 2014 Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual scientific meeting, Lectures: 1. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children: Where do we stand and where should we go?". 2. Small bowel imaging in children. 3. Imaging of the urinary tract: contrast studies and MR urography. NH Grand  Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, Jun 2014.

"Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children: where do we stand and where should we go?". European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jun 2014.

"What is known about radiation issues in imaging of IBD?" - The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2014.

"In vitro optimization of an ultrasound contrast agent for voiding ultrasonography: United States experience." Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children: The European and US experience, 2014 AIUM Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada (Caesars Palace), Mar 2014.

VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, International Paediatric Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Course. "Paediatric CEUS in the USA: From safety data to concerted advancement". Kings College Hospital, London, UK, Feb 2014.

The Image Gently ALARA CT Summit: How to Use New CT Technologies for Children. Orlando, FL, Feb. 2014.

2013

VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Lectures: 1. "US optimization for children", 2. "US in urinary tract infection". Dec 2013.

COURSE DIRECTOR, The International Pediatric Radiology Outreach Program of the Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Lectures: 1. "Ectopic ureter: a big problem and difficult diagnosis", 2. "Ultrasound imaging of acute scrotum". Dec 2013.

VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, Children's of Alabama, Birmingham, AL. Lectures:  1. "The use of contrast in pediatric sonography: Where do we stand?",  2. "Ultrasound for inflammatory bowel disease", 3. "Advanced MRI for the pediatrician made simple",  4. "MR enterography for inflammatory bowel disease". Nov 2013.

VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, "Use of ultrasound contrast agent in children: Current status". Detroit, MI, Nov 2013.

The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, The 21st Annual Wharton Africa Business Forum, "Disruptive innovation in public services: The role of social enterprise and impact investing". Panelist. Nov 2013.

The 28th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound. Lectures: 1. Pediatric contrast enhanced US (CEUS) report 2013,  2. "Safety of ultrasound contrast agents in children: Current status". International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) Bubble Conference, Chicago, IL. Oct 2013.

"Advanced pediatric body MRI for the pediatrician - Quo vadis?", The Children's Hospital & Research Center, Oakland, CA (Dr. Roland Cohen), Oct 2013.

VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Radiology, The Hooshang Taybi Memorial Lecture: "Advanced pediatric body MRI for the pediatrician - Quo vadis?". Dr. Roland Cohen), The Children's Hospital & Research Center, Oakland, CA, Oct 2013.

Responsible Conduct of Research 2013-2014, "Communication and relationship building as tools for career success - Mentoring", Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2013.

Funktionelle MR-Urographie - Wie funktioniert es und wie interpretiere ich es? 50.Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Radiologie! 26.-28.09.2013 German Pediatric Radiology (GPR) - Jena, Germany, Sep 2013.

SORSA-RSSA 2013 Imaging Congress, Lectures: 5. Intussusception: US diagnosis and US guided intervention. 6. US of the pediatric scrotum. 7. Appendicitis: ultrasound imaging 360 degrees. 8. Ultrasound in urinary tract infection. 9. Advances in pediatric US imaging: quo vadis? International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa, Aug 2013.

SORSA-RSSA 2013 Imaging Congress, Lectures: 1. Optimization of the US scan of the neonate, infant and child small changes making big differences. 2. Neonatal genitourinary ultrasound imaging. 3. US imaging of the neonatal bowel. 4. US of the gastroesophageal junction and pylorus: the search for the cause of vomiting. International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa, Aug. 2013.

Pediatric emergency medicine and critical care medicine: "Bedside ultrasound course" - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Jun 2013.

"Non-cardiac contrast enhanced ultrasound in children: a brief summary of the current state" - European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR), 36th Postgraduate Course, Budapest, Hungary, Jun 2013.

"Advances in pediatric urosonography" - The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) 56th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 2013.

VISITING PROFESSOR, Pediatric Grand Round, "Current status of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in children". St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 2013.

"Potential improvements in diagnostic imaging safety in children with the use of contrast enhanced US", US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, DC, Apr 2013.

"Intravesical contrast enhanced US in children for the diagnosis of vesico-ureteric reflux: a widespread indication for US contrast in children - current safety and diagnostic efficacy data", US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, DC, Apr 2013.

"Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in pediatrics: What have we learned and how can we apply it? - Voiding urosonography", American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), Annual Convention, New York, NY, Apr 2013.

VISITING PROFESSOR, Radiology Grand Round, "Current status of contrast enhanced US in children", Ann Arbor, MI, Mar 2013.

VISITING PROFESSOR, Radiology Grand Round, "Current status of contrast enhanced US in children". University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mar 2013.

Pediatric MRI and CT Symposium, Lectures: 1. "MR urography: how  we do it", 2. "Ectopic ureter: ending the case with MRI", 3. "MR enterography in children" - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica (CHOP-IATM), Medellin, Colombia, Mar 2013.

"Neonatal GI ultrasound imaging" - Advances in fetal and neonatal imaging meeting, The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), Orlando, FL, Jan 2013.

Awards and Honors

2016, Teaching Award: Certificate of Achievement - "Best Teacher," 2015/2016 pediatric radiology fellows, Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2016, 2016 RSNA Honored Educator Award, Radiological Society of North America [RSNA], 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

2014-present, Fellow [FSAR], Society of Abdominal Radiology [SAR], Boca Raton, FL

2014, Educational Exhibit Award: "Best Genitourinary [GU] Poster": Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR), Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course, Boca Raton, FL 

2014, Educational Exhibit Award: "Certificate of Merit", Radiological Society of North America [RSNA], 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 

2014, Educational Exhibit Award: "Cum Laude", Radiological Society of North America [RSNA], 100th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 

2013, Education Exhibit Award: "Magna Cum Laude", Radiological Society of North America [RSNA], 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

2012, Poster Award: "Honorable Mention", Society of Pediatric Radiology [SPR], 55th Annual Congress, San Francisco, CA [The role of low-dose CT angiography in the evaluation of renovascular hypertension in children]

2011, Poster Award: "Cum Laude", The Radiological Society of North America [RSNA] 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL [Imaging features of the Rex bypass shunt in children: What you need to know]

2011, "2011 CHOP Mentor Award", The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP], Philadelphia, PA

2010, Poster Award: "Certificate of Merit", The Radiological Society of North America [RSNA] 96th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL [Vascular emergency and nonemergency situations in neonates and young infants: Diagnosis, evaluation, and follow-up imaging]

2009, "Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Reviewing Manuscripts in Pediatric Radiology 2009" - The Society of Pediatric Radiology Publications Committee and Editorial Office

2009, "Educational Poster Prize" [1st], Society for Pediatric Radiology, 52nd Annual Congress, Carlsbad, CA [MR urography functional analysis - made simple!]

2008,  "Fellow", Society of Uroradiology [FSUR] 

2008, "Schinz Medal", Swiss Radiological Society, Annual Congress, St. Gallen, Switzerland

2008, "Honorary Membership", Swiss Radiological Society, Annual Congress, St. Gallen, Switzerland

2007-2009  "Certificate of Recognition", European Congress of Radiology, Genitourinary Subcommittee Member 

2004-2006, "Certificate of Recognition", European Congress of Radiology, Pediatric Subcommittee Member

2003, "Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education Award" [1st recipient][3000 USD], Society of Pediatric Radiology [SPR], Annual Congress, San Francisco, CA

2003  "Fellow", European Society of Urogenital Radiology [FESUR] 

1999, "Contrast Agent Research Award" [10,000 DM] - German Radiological Society, 80th Annual Congress, Wiesbaden, Germany ["Echo-enhanced voiding urosonography in the diagnosis of reflux in children: Comparison with radiologic voiding cystourethrography"]

1997, "Contrast Agent Research Award" [10,000 DM] - German Radiological Society, 80th Annual Congress, Wiesbaden, Germany ["Echo-enhanced voiding urosonography in the diagnosis of reflux in children: Comparison with radiologic voiding cystourethrography"]

1996, "Jacques Lefebvre Award", European Society of Pediatric Radiology [ESPR], International Pediatric Radiology Meeting, Boston, MA [Scientific presentation co-author: US, CT and MR imaging characteristics in nephroblastomatosis: Evaluation of 23 patients]

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Memberships

2003-present, Pediatric Radiology

2005-present, Radiologe

Reviewer

2016-present, British Journal of Radiology - Peer Reviewer

2015-present, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology - Peer Reviewer

2015-present, JAMA Pediatrics, Ad-hoc Reviewer

2015-present, Paediatrics Today - Ad-hoc Reviewer

2015-present, Pediatrics - Ad-hoc Reviewer

2014-present, Lancet - Peer Reviewer

2014-present, American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) - Peer Reviewer

2013-present, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Peer Reviewer

2013-present, American Journal of Perinatology - Ad-hoc Reviewer

2013-present, Ultraschall in Der Medizin/European Journal of Ultrasound

2012-present, Klinische Paediatrie - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2012-present, Journal of Inherited Metabolic Diseases - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2012-present, European Radiology - Peer Reviewer

2012-present, Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2011-present, Journal of Clinical Imaging Science - Peer Reviewer

2011-present, Case Reports in Radiology - Peer Reviewer

2011-present, Acta Paediatrica - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2011-present, European Journal of Pediatrics - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2011-present, Pediatric Emergency Care - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2010-present, Annals of Emergency Medicine - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2010-present, Archives of Disease in Childhood - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2010-present, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition - Ad-Hoc Reviewer 

2009-present, Future Medicine - Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2009-present, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Peer Reviewer

2005-present, Radiologe - Peer Reviewer

2005-present, European Journal of Radiology - Peer Reviewer

2003-present, European Radiology - Peer Reviewer

2002-present, Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiet Der Roentgenstrahlen (RöFo) - Peer Reviewer

1997-present, Pediatric Nephrology - Peer Reviewer

1996-present, Pediatric Radiology - Peer Reviewer

Institutional Committees

2016-present, Member, Global Health Conference Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2014-present, Member, ACR PIR Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2014-present, Member, Global Health Center [GHC] Steering Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2011-present, Coordinator, Dose Index Registry [DIR] of the American College of Radiology, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Coordinator, Dose Index Registry [DIR] of the American College of Radiology, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2010-present, Chairman, Radiology Scientific Review Committee [RSRC], Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2009-present, Member, Sedation Service Quality and Patient Safety Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2008-present, Member, Taskforce Emergency Division Appendicitis Pathway, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2008-present, Co-director, "State-of-the-Art Pediatric Radiology" CME Course Organizing Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2008-present, Member, Education Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2008-present, Member, MR Protocol Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2008-present, Member, Ambulatory Care Center Clinical Work Group, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

2007-present, Member, "Radiology Going Green" Committee, Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations
International

2012-present, Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA)



2011-present, World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI)



2011-present, Society of Friends of the Journal: Child and Radiology [Förderverein kind und radiologie e.V.], Kiel, Germany



2011-present, European Society of Radiology (ESR)



2008-present, Swiss Society of Radiology [Schweizerische Gesellschaft fuer Radiologie, Société Suisse de Radiologie, Società Svizzera di Radiologia] (SGR-SSR) (Honorary Member and "Schinz Medal" Recipient, 2008)

2007-present, European Consortium of Pediatric Radiology Research

2006-present, European Society of Radiology (ESR)

2000-present, European Society of Uroradiology (ESUR) (Fellow)

- Member, Pediatric Uroradiology Guidelines Committee, 2005-present

1998-present, European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR)

- Member, Pediatric Uroradiology Guidelines Committee, 2005-present

1996-present, German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin] (DEGUM) - Pediatric Section 

- Certified Teacher[Ausilder] in Pediatric Ultrasound, 2000-present

1995-present, International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT)

1993-present, German Society of Radiology [Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft] (DRG)

- Member, Subcommittee Pediatric Radiology, 1993-present

- Member, Abstract Review Committee, 2009-present

1993-present, German Society of Pediatric Radiology [Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Radiologie] (GPR) 

National

2013-present, Society of Pediatric Urology (SPU)

2012-present, Society of Fetal Urology (SFU)

2012-present, Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) (Fellow)

2012-present, Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) of the American College of Radiology (ACR)

- SPR Representatives on 2014 ACR Collaborative Committee - Pelvic Ultrasound

2011-present, American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

- Member, Scientific Program Subcommittee and Reviewer, 2011-present)

- Pediatric Radiology Abstracts (for annual meeting, 2011-present)

2008-present, American College of Radiology (ACR)

- Consortium Member, American College of Radiology (ACR) - National Radiology Data Registry, Quality Improvement in CT Scans in Children (QuIRCC), 2009-present

-Member, Committee on Pediatric Imaging Research, 2012-present

- SPR Representatives on 2014 ACR Collaborative Committee - Pelvic Ultrasound

2007-present, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

- Member, Pediatric Ultrasound Section, 2012-present

2003-present, Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR)

- Member, MRI Subcommittee, 2008-present

- Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Taskforce, 2011-present

-  Representative at the International Contrast Ultrasound Society, 2012-present

- SPR Representatives on 2014 ACR Collaborative Committee - Pelvic Ultrasound; 2013

- Member, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Task Force, 05-2011-present

- Chairman, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Task Force, 08-2013-present

- Caffey Poster Committee

- Chairman, Caffey Committee for evaluation of oral presentations)

1997-present, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

1997-present, National Medical Association (NMA) - Radiology Section