Intensive Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Review and Registry Preparation

Cleveland Clinic Specialty Review

This head-to-toe review of vascular laboratory diagnostics covers wide-ranging topics, including ultrasound and physiological testing. Pass your exam — guaranteed!

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Learn from Recognized Experts

Presented by members of the Cleveland Clinic Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, along with guest faculty nationally recognized for their vascular laboratory teaching expertise, this online CME course covers a large spectrum of diagnostics, including ultrasound and physiological testing. Intensive Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Review and Registry Preparation will also:

    • Provide valuable insight through presentations on vascular studies, vascular physics and technology
    • Enhance interpretation skills for diagnosis of arterial and venous disease, internal carotid artery stenosis, acute venous thrombosis, and more
    • Assist you in preparing for the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretations (PVI) Examination with mock registry examination questions — plus, we guarantee you'll pass! (**See Pass Guarantee in accreditation section.)

Convenient CME

This specialty review in vascular laboratory diagnostics provides a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available via convenient online access, it offers access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Cleveland Clinic

Course Director:
Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Natalie Evans, MD, RPVI
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Credits: Earn a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Physics, Physiology, and Instrumentation I

  • Ultrasound Basics (Ultrasound Principles, B-mode, Spectral (CW/PW)/Color/Power Doppler, and Doppler Principle) - Fredrick Kremkau, PhD

Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing

  • Basics of the Carotid Duplex Examination and Criteria for Diagnosis of Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Evaluation Following Stents and Endarterectomy, Interpretive Pitfalls - Steven A. Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU
  • Aortic Arch Vessel and Vertebral Artery Findings, Subclavian Steal - Jeffrey Olin, DO, RVT
  • Interactive Case Review: Carotid, Vertebral, and Subclavian Arteries - Deborah Hornacek, MD, RPVI
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty Panel

Peripheral Arterial Testing

  • Lower Extremity Arterial Physiological Testing - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Lower Extremity Arterial Duplex (Native Arteries, Bypass Grafts, and Stents) - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Upper Extremity Testing (Arterial Duplex and Physiologic Testing) - Natalie Evans, MD, RPVI
  • Interactive Case Review: Physiologic Testing + Duplex of Native Arteries - Anne Marie Kupinski, PhD, RDMS, RVT
  • Interactive Case Review: Duplex Assessment of Arterial Bypass Grafts and Stents - Steven Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty Panel

Abdominal Duplex I

  • Renal (Native and Transplant) Duplex Ultrasound, Renal Stents - Jeffrey Olin, DO, RVT
  • Mesenteric Artery Duplex Ultrasound, Mesenteric Stents - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Assessment of the Aorta and Aortic Endografts - Steven Leers, MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU

Abdominal Duplex II

  • Hepatoportal Duplex and Hepatic Transplant Assessment - Myra Feldman, MD
  • Interactive Interpretive Case Review: Renal and Mesenteric Ultrasound, AAA, and Endoleaks - Jeffrey Olin, DO, RVT
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty Panel
  • Mock RPVI Examination Questions: Session I - Natalie S. Evans, MD, RPVI, & Deborah Hornacek, MD, RPVI

Physics, Physiology, and Instrumentation II

  • Essential Physical Principles for the Registry Examination (Doppler Equation Redux, Poiseuille’s Law) - Fredrick Kremkau, PhD

Venous Duplex and Physiological Testing

  • Venous Duplex for Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis (Upper and Lower Extremity) - Natalie S. Evans, MD, RPVI
  • Venous Duplex for Assessment of Venous Valvular Incompetency, Mapping for EVLT RF Ablation, Assessing for EHIT - Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RDMS, RVT
  • Key Non-Vascular Incidental Findings Every Reader Should Know - Myra Feldman, MD
  • Interactive Interpretive Case Review: Venous Testing (Thrombosis, Incompetency, and Other) - Natalie S. Evans, MD, RPVI
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty Panel

Physics, Physiology, and Instrumentation III

  • Transducer Selection, Image Optimization, Spectral and Color Doppler and B-Mode Artifacts - Anne Marie Kupinski, PhD, RDMS, RVT
  • Interactive Review: Essentials of Accreditation, Quality Improvement, Safety/Bioeffects, and Test Validation - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Physics, Technology, and Instrumentation Mock Examination Boot Camp - Susan Whitelaw, RDMS, RVT & Sandra Yesenko, DHSc, RVT, RDMS
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty Panel

Advanced and Specialized Scanning Protocols

  • Arterial Access Complications (Pseudoaneurysm, Arteriovenous Fistula, Dissection, Closure Device Issues) - Natalia Fendrikova-Mahlay, MD, RPVI
  • Dialysis Access Mapping and Post Procedure Scanning – Just the Essentials - Lisa Smith, RVT
  • Transcranial Doppler – Just the Essentials - Larry Raber, RDMS, RVT
  • Interactive Case Review: TCD, Access Complications, and Dialysis Access - Natalia Fendrikova-Mahlay, MD, RPVI, Lisa Smith, RVT & Larry Raber, RDMS, RVT
  • Mock RPVI Examination Questions: Session II - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI

Course Directors

Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

 

Natalie S. Evans, MD, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Guest Faculty

Steven A. Leers MD, RVT, RPVI, FSVU

  • UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Frederick Kremkau, PhD

  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Winston-Salem, NC

 

Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RDMS, RVT

  • North Country Vascular Diagnostics
  • Altamount, NY

Jeffrey Olin, DO, RVT

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • New York, NY

Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Myra Feldman, MD

Natalia Fendrikova-Mahlay, MD, RPVI

Deborah Hornacek, MD, RPVI

Larry Raber, RDMS, RVT

 

Lisa Smith, RVT

Susan Whitelaw, RDMS, RVT

Sandra Yesenko, DHSc, RVT, RDMS

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: June 30, 2018
Date Credits Expiration: June 30, 2021

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an online activity post-test and evaluation.

Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified within the product.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic ultrasound physics concepts and their application to vascular ultrasound
  • Recognize common imaging and Doppler artifacts and incidental findings encountered in the vascular laboratory
  • Utilize spectral Doppler waveforms to assist in the evaluation of arterial and venous disease
  • Demonstrate interpretation skills for diagnosis of internal carotid artery stenosis using duplex ultrasound
  • Demonstrate interpretation skills for diagnosis of acute venous thrombosis and venous valvular incompetency using duplex ultrasound
  • Utilize duplex ultrasound and physiological testing to localize and assess severity of lower extremity peripheral artery disease
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to diagnose renal and mesenteric artery stenosis using duplex ultrasound
  • Recognize clinical applications of transcranial Doppler for assessment of cerebrovascular disease
  • Identify areas of knowledge deficit to improve preparation for the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretations (PVI) Examination

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for Allied Health Professional/Social Workers, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Students, Vascular Technologists, Vascular Sonographers, Radiologic Technologists, Cardiac Sonographers and Ultrasonographers.

Pass Guarantee

Diligent course study and successful completion of the CME quiz provides the strongest likelihood of passing certification exams. We are so confident of your success that we guarantee it. If you do not pass your RPVI exam on your first attempt, mailing us a copy of your certification failure notification, plus our system reflecting your successful completion of the CME quiz for the Review content, will result in a full credit for the purchase price which you may apply to future purchases with Oakstone. Your exam record will be destroyed. Your RPVI certification failure notification can be mailed to: Oakstone Publishing, LLC, Two Perimeter Park South, Suite 160 East, Birmingham, AL 35243. If you have any questions on this policy, please feel free to contact Customer Service at 1-800-633-4743.