CEUS Basic Training

ICUS is proud to expand its educational programs in 2018 to include practical training for successful use of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the cardiovascular system and abdomen.

Learn when and how to use CEUS to improve patient care, outcomes and workflows.

Chicago - April 21-22, 2018
Cardiac CEUS  - Saturday, April 21; Host: Steve Feinstein, MD
Abdominal CEUS - Sunday, April 22; Host: Stephanie Wilson, MD   

Program Description

(See full agendas below)

Expert lectures will address practical skills needed to implement a successful CEUS program, with multiple ultrasound systems and contrast agents available for participants to examine.  Topics will include:

  1. Microbubble contrast agents: Safety, uses, cost effectiveness.  
  2. Getting started: From set-up to injection to optimizing settings and performance.   
  3. Interpreting the images:  Basic and advanced skills.
  4. CEUS economics: What you need to know about billing codes, and using CEUS to reduce the length of hospital stays and time to diagnosis.  
  5. Knobology – Break out rooms with personalized opportunities to "touch and feel" multiple ultrasound systems and contrast agents, examine settings, etc.

Programs are suitable for physicians, sonographers, nurses, technicians, administrators, industry and others interested in CEUS.


Dentons US LLP
Willis Tower - 233 S Wacker Dr #5900, Chicago, IL 60606
** Use the entrance on Adams Street.
Note:  Classes will start promptly at 8am; to ensure on-time arrival, attendees should allow extra time for security and building navigation.


A $100 registration fee per training program includes program materials and meals.  Registration does not include transportation or lodging, which should be arranged by participants themselves.

Online registration links:

Cardiac CEUS (Saturday, April 21):     www.regonline.com/ceusbasictrainingcardiacceuschicago
Abdominal CEUS (Sunday, April 22):     www.regonline.com/ceusbasictrainingabdominalceuschicago


ICUS Basic Training - Cardiovascular CEUS
Let's Get Started!

Chicago - Saturday, April 21
Host: Steve Feinstein, MD

8:00 a.m.     Registration, coffee, visit exhibits
8:30 a.m.    Welcome: Overview of CEUS and clinical uses (Echo lab, ED, CCU, etc.)         
9:00 a.m.    Ultrasound contrast agents:  Composition, safety, labeling, guidelines & criteria          
9:30  a.m.    Benefits and drawbacks of CEUS vs other imaging options              
10:00 a.m.    Breakout sessions:  Knobology, equipment, ultrasound contrast agents
11:00 a.m.    How to set up a successful CEUS lab - P&T, work flow, reimbursement, other issues        
11:30 a.m.     How to scan: Techniques for injecting, imaging, positioning of patients, etc.     
Noon        What images do you need?  And what do they show?                 
1:30 p.m.    LVO - Rest and treadmill/bicycle and dobutamine  stress echo            
2:00 p.m.    Quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging                    
2:30 p.m.    Carotid    CEUS imaging                                
3:00 pm.    Additional uses:  E.g., cardio-oncology, EF, sonothrombolysis, therapy       
3:30 pm.    Commonly asked questions: Yours and ours                    
4:00 p.m.     Wrap up                                     
4:30        Adjourn


ICUS Basic Training - Abdominal CEUS
Let's Get Started!

Chicago - Sunday, April 22
Host: Stephanie Wilson, MD

8:00- 8:10        Welcome
8:10 – 9:00        Microbubble Contrast Agents and Their Imaging Techniques     
9:00 – 10:30            Tips of the Trade:  How to perform terrific CEUS
10:30 -10:45        Break
10:45 -11:30        A CEUS examination, standard and quantification: What images do you need?  
11:30 - 12:00      Questions:  Yours and mine
12:00 – 1:30           The equipment/Lunch Break
1:30– 2:00                     CEUS as compared with CT and MR scan   
2:00 – 2:30              The fundamentals for interpretation of liver CEUS
2:30 -  3:30        Hepatocellular carcinoma:  the importance of CEUS
3:30 - 4:00         An interactive quiz:  CEUS case studies

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    Washington, DC 20006-1102, USA
  • Telephone: 202-408-6199

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ICUS is the world’s only professional society exclusively devoted to contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) medical imaging technology.

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