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

- Sunday, April 22, 2018 -
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  

Program description:  Abdominal CEUS

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Prepare and inject a microbubble contrast agent according to the specific requirements for that agent;
  2. Perform a basic CEUS examination of the liver;
  3. Interpret liver CEUS images as showing malignancy on the basis of nodule washout in the portal venous phase;
  4. Provide accurate diagnoses for benign liver masses based on their specific enhancement patterns in the arterial phase;
  5. Categorize liver nodules shown on CEUS in those at risk for HCC according to ACR LI-RADS; and
  6. Select appropriate patients for CEUS examination recognizing the contributions of CEUS to vascular imaging.

CME information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS).  The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration and agendas

Registration is $100 per program, including program materials and meals.  Students and trainees will receive a $50 refund after showing appropriate ID when checking in for the program.  Registration does not include transportation or lodging, which must be arranged by participants. To register and view the program agenda, please visit:


7:30 am           Registration, coffee, visit exhibits

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     Exhibits / Lunch Break

1:30– 2:00        CEUS as compared with CT and MR scan    

2:00 – 2:45       The fundamentals for interpretation of liver CEUS
2:45  -  3:30      The fundamentals for interpretation of renal CEUS
3:30 - 4:00         An interactive quiz:  CEUS case studies

For additional information, please contact:

Stephanie Wilson, MD - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Steve Feinstein, MD - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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