Upcoming Free CME
FOR ICUS WEBINARS AND FREE CME
CEUS: Expert Glances at a Growing Modality
A live webinar co-sponsored by ICUS and AIUM
Thursday, October 1, 2020
CEUS: Getting Started and Moving Forward!
An ICUS live webinar
Saturday, October 17, 2020
The Essentials of CEUS: The Basics and Beyond
A live ICUS educational program Saturday, January 30, 2021
University of California San Diego
Highlights of Rotterdam Bubble Conference 2020
Watch CEUS demonstrations
Watch hands-on CEUS demonstrations performed by expert echocardiographers at the 2019 Hammersmith Echocardiology Conference in London. There is no cost to view the demonstrations.
To watch, click here
Special thanks to ICUS board members Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Mark Monaghan and Sharon Mulvagh, and to LiveMedia, for making these educational experiences available to ICUS.
FREE WEBINARS – Intro to CEUS
FREE WEBCASTS – ICUS Educational Programs
Microbubbles and Ultrasound Can Help Treat Heart Attacks (September 6, 2019)
CEUS Safely Assesses Suspected Liver Tumors in Pregnant Women (September 5, 2019)
CEUS Helps Diagnose Infant Brain Injury and Predict Outcomes (September 5, 2019)
Tiny Bubbles Help Doctors Predict Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke (September 5, 2019)
Simple CEUS Scan Helps Diagnose Liver Cancer When MRI is Uncertain (September 5, 2019)
Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove “Black Box” on Ultrasound Contrast Agents (March 5, 2019)
Physicians predict “sea change” for contrast ultrasound use (November 26, 2018)
More ICUS Press Releases
ICUS Bubble Blog
The ICUS Bubble Blog showcases real-life CEUS experiences from around the world, with a special focus on how CEUS impacts individual patients and their care.
By Dr. Sean P. Swearingen Cardiology Fellow at Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
As a Cardiology Fellow working in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) during the COVID crisis, I am frequently called upon to diagnose and manage patients with high levels of troponin, a cardiac enzyme. It is often not immediately clear whether the high troponin is caused by an acute heart attack, increased demand on the heart from systemic infection, or potentially inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) from the novel coronavirus itself.
Our diagnosis and management decisions are heavily influenced by images obtained by a transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), the most common non-invasive ultrasound exam of the heart. TTE images may be enhanced with the use of an ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) to improve the quality of the image. In fact, a UCA can improve image quality so profoundly that an incorrect diagnosis may be prevented and patient management changed.
More Bubble Blogs
- CEUS Helps Rule Out Gallbladder Cancer
- CEUS helps rule out pancreatic cancer
- Young girl recovers from acute kidney failure after CEUS pinpoints cause
- CEUS rules out liver cancer where MR and CT were unsuccessful
- CEUS leads to life-saving surgery
- CEUS Identifies Ovarian Tumor