ICUS Weekly News Monitor 8-18-17


CEUS: Basic Training for Novices 


Stephanie Wilson, MD – ICUS Co-President and Basic Training Education Chair; University of Calgary

Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD – ICUS Member; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Event information:

September 9, 2017 Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia

8am to 4.30pm; 120 S. 17th Street Philadelphia, PA | Map

Program Description:

Expert lectures, case demonstrations and hands-on instruction for CEUS novices. Sessions will provide practical skills needed to implement a successful CEUS program – including how to determine optimal settings, inject contrast agents, and correctly interpret CEUS images.


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.

Case demonstrations: Featuring equipment of each sponsor.

Knobology: Break out rooms with personalized opportunities to "touch and feel" all of the featured ultrasound systems and contrast agents, examine settings, etc.

Who Should Attend:

Physicians, technologists, sonographers, trainees and other allied health care professionals


$125 (Includes breakfast and lunch)

To register, visit:

Accommodations: Hotel Sofitel – (215) 569-8300; ask for ICUS Event discount rate $239/night

Book by Aug 25 to get special rate!

Conference Secretariat:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


About ICUS:

ICUS is the only international professional society that exclusively focuses on advancing the safe and appropriate use of CEUS to improve patient care. ICUS membership is free; to join, simply ICUS Basic Training is supported by our generous sponsors.


Meeting Program

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM. Opening Remarks.

Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD (TJUH)

8:05 AM – 8:35 AM. Microbubble contrast agents and their Imaging Techniques.

Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD (TJUH)

8:35 AM – 9:15 AM. Tips of the Trade: How to do excellent CEUS examinations.

Stephanie Wilson, MD (University of Calgary)

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM. CEUS of the Liver.

Stephanie Wilson, MD (University of Calgary)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS).

Yuko Kono, MD, PhD (UCSD)

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM. Break.

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM. Clinical integration of CEUS in liver patient management.

Yuko Kono, MD, PhD (UCSD)

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. CEUS of the Kidneys.

Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD (TJUH)

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Pediatric applications of CEUS.

Judith Machnitz, MD (CHOP)

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM. Commonly Asked Questions

Yuko Kono, MD, PhD (UCSD)

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM. Lunch / MANUFACTURERS EXIBITS.

Participants have lunch and visit manufacturers in the exhibition room. Manufacturers will demonstrate their equipment used for contrast-enhanced ultrasound. No patient scanning will be permitted.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Surgical, vascular and interventional applications of CEUS.

Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD (TJUH)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Questions & Answers.


3:00 PM – 4:15 PM. Case-Based Review: our best cases to show the scope of CEUS and to test your skills at basic interpretation.

Stephanie Wilson, MD (University of Calgary), Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD (TJUH)

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM. Wrap-Up


ICUS Sponsors

ICUS gratefully acknowledges its 2017 sponsors:






Contact ICUS

  • Address:  International Contrast Ultrasound Society
    c/o Dentons
    233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 5900 Chicago, IL 60606-6361
  • 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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