I assume you have tried using the help files?
Pull down - View
Click Background Bitmap -- Place
Then use the tools to trace your image -
Is that it? Or are you looking for a Quick Import feature? I am too - but so far its the manual steps...
Maybe you can find and use a vectorizer program to get to a form that you can import - like BMP to DXF or something - but for a simple image try the steps outlined.