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Vascular Technology

Vascular Technology
Course Code - 014

The Vascular Technology course is designed:

  • as a Registry credentialing examination preparation course (RVT/CCI-RVS)
  • as a means for registrants to acquire 30 educational credits or units
  • as preparation for future employment in a modern Vascular Lab

Students preparing for the Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) examination and the Non-Invasive Vascular Registry (CCI-RVS) examination will find the Vascular Technology course covers ALL ASPECTS OF VASCULAR TECHNOLOGY found on the current Registry Examination Content Outlines. No other textbook is required.

There is an open book assignment at the end of each module and an OPTIONAL final examination using the Registry Credentialing Examination format. Students keep their examination and find the feedback extremely useful in determining their strengths and weaknesses.

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Module 1:

  • Anatomy of the arterial & venous systems
  • Vascular pathology

Module 2:

  • Patient history & physical examination (arterial)
  • Pressure testing
  • Doppler velocimetry in arterial disease testing
  • Plethysmography
  • Duplex imaging
  • Spectral analysis & arteriography
  • Deep Doppler applications
  • Abdominal arteriography
  • Peripheral vascular arteriography

Module 3:

  • Patient history & physical examination (venous)
  • Venous Doppler of the lower extremity
  • Outflow plethysmography
  • Duplex imaging of the peripheral venous system
  • Assessing venous valvular competence
  • Peripheral vascular venography

Module 4:

  • Patient history & physical examination (cerebrovascular)
  • Direct tests
  • Indirect tests
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Cerebral arteriography & intervention

Optional Module:

  • Ultrasound production & interaction with matter
  • Ultrasonic imaging
  • Two dimensional ultrasonic imaging
  • Doppler imaging & instrumentation
  • Vascular hemodynamics
  • Quality assurance & testing

A major help in passing the registry.


  • Stuart Gibbs - BSc, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT


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