EUROSON SCHOOL: Sardinian Euroson School on the use of CEUS and ultrasound elastography: standpoint 2022

Venue: Alghero

Time: 4-5 September 2022

We are delighted to offer free participation and hosting in the forthcoming Sardinian Euroson School, for two Ukrainian Colleagues.

Course President:

Prof. Dr Fabio Piscaglia, University of Bologna, Department of medical and surgical sciences, Bologna, Italy
Prof. Dr. Vito Cantisani, Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Radiology, Roma, Italy

Course Director:

Dr. Gianpaolo Vidili, University of Sassari, department of medical, surgical and experimental sciences, Sassari, Italy


European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB)


Lynne Rudd, EFSUMB General Secretary (

Course Fee:  150 Euro

Attendee: 80 -90 persons

Invited Speakers:

  • Vito Cantisani
  • Fabio Piscaglia
  • Mirko D’Onofrio
  • Fabrizio Calliada
  • Richard Barr
  • Paul S. Sidhu
  • Caroline Ewertsen
  • Christian Jenssen
  • Christoph F Dietrich
  • Maija Radzina
  • Petros Nihoyannopoulos
  • Odd Helge Gilja


This activity has been possible thanks to an unrestricted grant by Bracco.

View full programme HERE >>

Sunday September 4 – Session 1. Introduction

14:30 Welcome and opening.  F. Piscaglia, V. Cantisani and G. Vidili

14:45 How to perform a technically optimal CEUS (F. Calliada)

15:15 Methods of Elastography in Medicine: current standpoint (R. Barr)

Session 2.  Liver Applications

15:45 Fatty liver quantification: current standpoint (V. Cantisani)

16:15 How to perform a technically optimal liver stiffness measurement (C.F. Dietrich)

16:30 Coffee break

16:45 Benign focal liver Lesions: multiparametric ultrasound diagnostic workup (C. F.  Dietrich)

17:15 Ultrasound Elastography in the management of chronic liver diseases: which patients, timing and modality? For whom, when and how? (F. Piscaglia)

17:45 CEUS in primary malignant and metastatic liver lesions in non-cirrhotic livers (M. Radzina)

18:15: CEUS LIRADS for lesions at risk of HCC: research tool or daily clinical practice? (F. Piscaglia)

18:45 Interactive cases: learning from clinical practice (G.Vidili)

19:00 – 19:30 Conclusions of the day


Monday September 5 – Session 3.  Pancreas applications

9:00 Solid pancreatic masses: multiparametric transcutaneous ultrasound (M. D’Onofrio)

9:25 Cystic pancreatic masses: multiparametric transcutaneous ultrasound (C.F. Dietrich)

9:50 Endoscopic multiparametric and interventional ultrasound of the pancreas (C. Jenssen)

10:15 Discussion

10:30 Coffee Break

Session 4.  Interventional CEUS guided applications

10:50 Ultrasound guided liver interventional procedures with the help of CEUS: from biopsy to thermal ablation (C. Ewertsen)

11:15 Non hepatic ultrasound guided interventional procedures with the help of CEUS (G. Vidili)

11:40 Discussion


Session 5.  Bowel applications

 11:50 Acute and Chronic Intestinal diseases: role of CEUS, imaging patterns and related management (OH Gilja)

12:20 Interactive cases in bowel and interventional US: learning from clinical practice (OH Gilja)

13:15 Lunch


Session 6.  Urogenital applications

14:15 Kidneys and urinary Bladder: for whom, when and how the use of CEUS? (V. Cantisani)

14:40 Testis: role of CEUS and elastography (P. Sidhu)

15:05 Interactive cases: learning from clinical practice (F. Calliada, P. Sidhu)


Session 7. Other Applications of CEUS

15:30 Spleen lesions: utility of CEUS (M. Radzina)

15:50 Lymph nodes: utility of CEUS (G. Vidili)

16:10 CEUS in blunt adbominal trauma and pediatric CEUS applications (P. Sidhu)

16:40 Discussion

16:50 Break


Session 8.  CEUS applications in Cardiovascular diseases

17:10 Use of CEUS cardiac assessment? (P. Nihoyannopoulos )

17:40 Potential of CEUS in vascular diseases: aorta and peripheral vessels (V. Cantisani)

18:10 Discussion

18:20 Interactive cases: learning from clinical practice ()

19:00 Closing Remarks and take-home messages



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