CHOP Center for Pediatric Contrast Ultrasound (CPCU) - A Webinar Focused on Contrast Ultrasound in Children

Jun 2, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)


This one-day ultrasound (US) webinar is hosted by the Center of Pediatric Contrast Ultrasound (CPCU) in the Department of Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

The webinar is designed to teach the basic principles of pediatric contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) including diagnostic and interventional radiology. The target audience includes those using contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) or caring for children who would benefit from CEUS such as: pediatric radiologists, sonographers, general practice and subspecialty clinicians, nurses and ultrasound application specialists.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Perform and interpret intravenous CEUS studies in pediatric patients.
  2. Perform and interpret contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) studies in pediatric patients.
  3. Set up a contrast-enhanced ultrasound program in their own departments.

ACCME Accreditation Statement
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASRT Credit Designation Statement
Sonographers can earn 7 Category A credits through participation in this course. 
International Contrast Ultrasound Society Endorsement
This course is endorsed by the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS),

Speakers and moderators

Pediatric Radiologists

Pediatric Sonographers


  • Aikaterini Ntoulia, MD, PhD, Clinical Researcher
  • Anush Sridharan, PhD, Research Scientist


8:45 a.m. Attendees start logging into the meeting

9 a.m.  Session I Introduction

  • Introduction of the CHOP Center for Pediatric Contrast Ultrasound (CPCU)
  • CHOP CPCU: From the Beginning
  • Starting a Pediatric CEUS Program
  • Billing for Pediatric CEUS Exams

9:46 a.m. Questions and Answer Session 1
9:56 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m.  Session II Microbubbles: Technical Aspects and Safety

  • The Basics of Microbubbles
  • Performing a Pediatric CEUS: Knobology and Settings
  • Preparing US contrast agent (UCA) for pediatric CEUS
  • CEUS safety in children

10:50 a.m. Questions and Answer Session 2
11:00 a.m. Break

11:12 a.m.  Session III Contrast-Enhanced Voiding Urosonography (ceVUS)

  • Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) technique in children
  • ceVUS Evaluation of Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • ceVUS Evaluation of the Pediatric Urethra

11:55 a.m. Questions and Answer Session 3
12:10 p.m.  Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.  Session IV: Intravenous (IV) CEUS

  • IV CEUS Technique in Children
  • CEUS of the Pediatric Liver

1:22 p.m. Questions and Answer Session 4
1:32 p.m.  Session IV: Intravenous (IV) CEUS continued…

  • CEUS of the Pediatric Kidney
  • CEUS in Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma

1:55 p.m. Questions and Answer Session 5
2:05 p.m.  Session IV: Intravenous (IV) CEUS continued…

  • CEUS of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • CEUS in the NICU: Assessment of Bowel and Brain

2:30 p.m. Questions and Answer Session 6
2:40 p.m.  Break

2:55 p.m.  Session V: Interventional Radiology (IR) Applications of CEUS and Beyond

  • Instituting CEUS in the Pediatric IR Suite
  • CEUS IV Applications in Pediatric IR
  • CEUS Intracavitary Applications in Pediatric IR
  • CEUS Lymphatic Applications in Pediatric IR

3:40 p.m. Questions and Answer Session 7

3:53 p.m.  Session VI: Emerging Applications and Closing

  • Emerging Pediatric CEUS Applications
  • Pediatric Contrast US Course Wrap-up

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

CPCU- Center for Pediatric Contrast Ultrasound
CEUS- contrast enhanced ultrasound
UCA- ultrasound contrast agent
ceVUS- contrast enhanced voiding urosonography


Laura Poznick


Related specialties: radiology