Dr. Darge is a renowned expert in pediatric radiology, and Radiologist-in-Chief and The William L. Van Alen Endowed Chair of the Department of Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), as well as Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As past Chairman of the Pediatric Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Taskforce of the Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR), Dr. Darge played an important role in pushing for the approval of US contrast agent for pediatric CEUS in the United States. He has established at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia the “Center of Pediatric Contrast Ultrasound (CPCU)” with the focus of advancing pediatric contrast US application and research in children. The CPCU has trained many pediatric radiologists, sonographers and other pediatric subspecialists around the nation and internationally. Dr. Darge introduced in the late 90s contrast enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) for the diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux, while working in Germany, that is now in widespread use around the world. He participated in the first CEUS guidelines promulgated by the European Federation of Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine (EFSUMB). He also is a member of the Pediatric Uroradiology Subcommittees of both the European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) and the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR). He has had research collaborations with various ultrasound scanner manufacturers, and this has included the design and introduction of pediatric specific CEUS software. Dr. Darge has authored numerous scientific publications on pediatric CEUS and is an editorial board member of Pediatric Radiology and reviewer of numerous scientific journals. He is also an honorary professor at the Department of Radiology at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, where he has established a pediatric radiology fellowship program.
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