Kassa Darge (Chair)
Dept of Radiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital Boston
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Childrens National Medical Center, Washington DC
UNC School of Medicine
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Michigan Medical Center
Carol Barnewolt, MD
Children's Hospital, Boston
International Pediatric Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Course 2014: Faculty members (left to right)
Liam Woods, Annamaria Deganello, Kasse Darge, Maria Sellars, Paul Sidhu, David Cosgrove, Sanjay Bansal, Tim Yusuf.
International Pediatric Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Course 2015
King’s College Hospital
London, United Kingdom, June 25-26
3rd International Paediatric Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Course (With Live Cases)
This is a unique opportunity to hear practical lectures on pediatric CEUS, as well as to see actual live cases performed in your presence.
June 16, 2014
Editorial: Sellars ME, Deganello A, Sidhu PS. Paediatric Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS): A Technique that Requires Co-operation for Rapid Implementation into Clinical Practice. Ultraschall in Med 2014; 35: 203-206
October 2, 2012
Dr Kassa Darge has been invited to serve on the board of the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) as the representative of the SPR. The two organizations are linking web pages, and there will be collaboration between ICUS and the SPR contrast ultrasound task force.
August 24, 2012
After a review of GE Healthcare's March 2012 Supplemental New Drug Application for proposed label changes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, made revisions to the Prescribing Information for Optison, including removal of the statement, "In patients with pulmonary hypertension or unstable cardiopulmonary conditions, monitor vital sign measurements, electrocardiography and cutaneous oxygen saturation during and for at least 30 minutes after Optison administration", from within the previous BOXED WARNING. Similar language was also removed from the WARNING section of the label.
July 3, 2012
There will be a pediatric contrast ultrasound sunrise session at the SPR meeting in San Antonio on Friday morning, May 17, 2013. Many of our national leaders in this exciting emerging modality will be speaking.
March 28, 2012
New Images/Cases added above - IRR-VUR in meggaureter - Kassa Darge, MD, PhD & Liver Laceration & Kidney Perfursion defect Not Seen On Grey-Scale Ultrasound - Doris Franke, MD
March 23, 2012
The Contrast Ultrasound Task Force will be meeting in San Francisco at the SPR Annual Meeting. During the meteting, there will be discussions on relationships with manufacturers, off-label use, and investigator sponsored trials. The Task Force is hoping to have a session on Contrast Ultrasound at the 2013 SPR Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
September 22-23, 2011
International Contrast Ultrasound Society Bubble Conference Update. The ICUS meeting took place September 22-23 in Chicago. It was an interesting mix of bench scientists, cardiologists, and radiologists. The first part was a summary of current efforts to promote contrast ultrasound approval by ultrasound societies around the world.
Answers to Committee Questions - click here
Dr Paul Sidhu, Dr Maria Sellars, and Dr Annamaria Deganello at Kings College Hospital, London
Child with Focal Nodular Hyperplasia, with early enhancement, demonstration of central scar, and prolonged enhancement, effectively excluding malignancy.
@Carmina Duran. MD. UDIAT-SDI, Corporació Sanitària i Universitària Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Spain.
Posterior urethral valve
ceVUS video clip shoing vesicoureteral reflux, with a normal urethra on transperineal voiding images
@Beth McCarville, MD
Contrast Enhanced CT shows Liver Metastasis from Transitional Cell Carcinoma in a 16 year old boy.
Non-Contrast Enhanced Sagittal Ultrasound Image using Contrast Specific Software. Background tissue appears blue.
Early Arterial Phae after IV administration of a perflutren contrast agent. The contrast agent appears orange. The liver metastasis shows enhancement during this phase.
Portal-venous phase shows washout of contrast from the metastasis, a feature typical of malignant liver lesions.
@Kassa Darge, MD, PhD
CEUS with the bladder full of microbubbles and refluxing into the right ureter. Clear depiction of a right vesicoureteric reflux. No reflux on the left. Contrast specific technique with color overlay and subtraction makes the reflux detection much easier
CEUS with microbubbles in the right renal pelvis which is not markedly dilated. Contrast specific technique with color overlay and subtraction makes the reflux detection much easier
Contrast-enhanced image with color overlay showing reflux into the intrarenal collecting system.
Contrast-enhanced image with color overlay showing reflux, with grey scale subtracted.
@Doris Franke, MD - Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Small hematoma in hepato-renal space
Y-Shaped liver laceration and major perfusion defect lower pole, right kidney