ICUS Weekly News Monitor 5-8-17

  1. ICUS,  CEUS: Basic Training for Novices - June 17th 2017,  Hosted by Dr. Stephanie Wilson,   Register Now!
  2. Uro Today, Apr 21, 2017, Feasibility of Contrast-Enhanced Intraoperative Ultrasound for Detection and Characterization of Renal Mass Undergoing Open Partial Nephrectomy       Authors: Le Ott, et al

CEUS: Basic Training for Novices

Hosted by Dr. Stephanie Wilson, Department of Radiology, University of Calgary

June 17, 2017

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Course Overview:

  • CEUS: What, why and when?
  • Microbubble Contrast Agents: Safety, uses, cost effectiveness and handling.
  • Introduction to CEUS:  Liver, kidney, other organ systems. 
  • Getting started: From set-up to optimizing performance.  
  • Hands-on demonstrations– live patient demonstrations featuring contrast agents and equipment of our sponsors
  • Knobology– Break out rooms with personalized opportunities to "touch and feel" all of the featured ultrasound systems and contrast agents, examine settings, etc.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of CEUS performed with microbubble contrast agents and low MI US techniques.
  • Realize the requirements for initiation of a CEUS facility.
  • Appreciate the protocol for successful performance of CEUS examinations of the liver
  • Recognize the features of common enhancement patterns for benign and malignant liver tumors.

Who Should Attend:

Radiologists, physicians performing contrast enhanced ultrasound, sonographers, technologists, residents, trainees, and other allied health care professionals.


$125.00 Canadian dollars plus GST. Fee includes all meals and course materials food and the closing reception on Saturday Night.


University of Calgary
Training Research and Wellness Center
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary AB


ALOFT Calgary
Rate: 129.00 per night.

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Uro Today

Feasibility of Contrast-Enhanced Intraoperative Ultrasound for Detection and Characterization of Renal Mass Undergoing Open Partial Nephrectomy

Apr 21, 2017

Authors: Le Ott, Christopher Wood, Raghunandan Vikram, Madhavi Patnana, Priya Bhosale, Roland Bassett, Deepak Bedi

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA., Department of Urology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA., University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

To determine the feasibility of obtaining intraoperative contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging in patients undergoing open partial nephrectomy for renal cancer. We hypothesize that the study was feasible and the addition of CEUS would improve lesion identification and characterization.

The study population consisted of 10 patients with known renal mass scheduled for intraoperative ultrasound-guided open partial nephrectomy. After dissection and exposure of the kidney by the surgeon, an intraoperative pre- and post-CEUS was performed by the radiologist. Feasibility was defined as successful imaging in 8 of 10 patients with intraoperative CEUS. Image quality, lesion conspicuity/contrast, lesion vascularity, morphology, and size were assessed and graded with pre- and post-contrast images.

Intraoperative ultrasound was successfully acquired in 10 of 11 patients for renal mass detection and characterization. One study was canceled intraoperatively as a result of clinical complications related to a difficult surgery. Tumor size ranged from 1.3 to 4.2 cm. All lesions were solid. No additional lesions were found on CEUS compared with baseline imaging. Image quality post-contrast ranged from acceptable to excellent. There were no adverse events recorded for all 10 patients.

In our feasibility study consisting of 10 patients, CEUS for detection and characterization of renal mass undergoing open partial nephrectomy was feasible and safe. Because intraoperative ultrasound during open partial nephrectomy can affect the extent of surgery, CEUS can be used to help detect and characterize renal mass for surgical planning/resection intraoperatively.

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