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 - Willis Tower, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606

Steve Feinstein, MD - Professor, Rush University Medical Center; Program Host
Thomas Porter, MD - Chair of Cardiology, University of Nebraska
Joseph Petrusa, RDCS - Manager, Rush Echocardiology Laboratory
John Grabowski, BSN, RN - Nursing Supervisor, Rush Echocardiology Laboratory

Abdominal CEUS
Sunday, April 22 - Willis Tower, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606

Speaker: Richard Barr, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Host: Stephanie Wilson, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary  


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.

Students and trainees will receive a $50 refund after showing appropriate ID when checking in for the program.

Online registration links:

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

Program Description

(To see full agendas and course description, click here:
Cardiac CEUS             Abdominal CEUS: )

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.

ICUS Sponsors

ICUS gratefully acknowledges its 2017 sponsors:






Contact ICUS

  • Address: 1900 K Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20006-1102, USA
  • Telephone: 202-408-6199

About ICUS

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

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