Vascular Interpretation and R.P.V.I. Registry Review - Virtual Conference

Vascular Interpretation and R.P.V.I. Registry Review

Dates: March 23 - 24, 2023


Vascular Interpretation & RPVI Registry Review

Vascular Interpretation & RPVI Registry Review

Dates: March 23 - 24, 2023

  • >98% Vascular Interpretation & R.P.V.I. Review Registry Exam Pass Rate
  • Signed case log of exams provided of those cases interpreted during the course (100+) to be used for hospital credentialing and/or RPVI Certification pre-requisites (may use up to 100 cases) if needed.
  • Watch Live online during the conference and interact along with the live audience and faculty.
  • All participants have 5 Day Access to the Online Registry Review Course following the Virtual Conference.
  • Trusted Vascular Interpretation & R.P.V.I. Ultrasound Registry Review CME Leader Since 1985
  • All Topics Based on Exam Content Outlines
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation- Earn your required CME Credits!
  • Expert Level Vascular Interpretation & R.P.V.I. Registry Review Ultrasound Faculty
  • Four Mock Exams Administered After Each Section Completed
  • The GCUS PASS Guarantee Offers All Course Participants Return Access to a FREE On-Demand Webinar for 90 Days with Unsuccessful Exam Attempt
  • Free CME-Z Membership with Registration (Save 5-10% off all future Gulfcoast product purchases)


Vascular Interpretation and R.P.V.I. Registry Review Virtual Conferences are taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts that includes comprehensive lectures, review of over 100 interactive case studies using an audience response system & four interactive mock exams. The Vascular Interpretation and R.P.V.I. Registry Review Course is designed for medical professionals to improve their vascular interpretation skills and/or prepare to take the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (R.P.V.I.) board examination. With a 99% R.P.V.I. Board Exam Pass Rate, you can be confident to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice and successfully take the RPVI certification exam.

All participants have 5 Day Access to the Online Registry Review Course following the Virtual Conference. In addition, each participant receives of log of exam interpreted during the course (100+) to use for hospital credentialing or RPVI pre-requisites (may use up to 100 cases) if needed.

Code: RPVI-231VC
ID: 6057


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  • Hemodynamic Principles & Doppler Fundamentals
  • Instrumentation: Transducers, Imaging Modes & Artifacts
  • Normal Carotid Anatomy, Waveforms & Scan Protocol
  • (including IMT Measurements)
  • Overview of Abnormal Carotid Waveform - Characteristics & Diagnostic Criteria
  • Integration of Data: Study Interpretation & Reporting
  • Abnormalities of the Vertebrobasilar System & TCD
  • Interactive Carotid & TCD Cases
  • Abdominal Aorta and Aortic Endografts
  • Peripheral Arterial: Protocols & Methods of Evaluating Disease
  • Indirect Physiologic Studies
  • Arterial Duplex
  • Arterial Grafts & Intraoperative Duplex
  • Arterial Assessment of Upper Extremities
  • Abdominal Visceral Duplex: Renal, Mesenteric and Hepatic
  • Peripheral Venous: Protocols& Methods to Detect DVT
  • Venous Insufficiency & Physiologic Testing
  • Venous Imaging of the Upper Extremity
  • Interactive Cases Peripheral Arterial and Venous
  • Quality Assurance, Safety & Bioeffects


  • Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform and/or interpret vascular ultrasound examinations.
  • Analyze Doppler/Color physics factors that affect optimal Doppler examinations and commonly seen Doppler/Color artifacts, which may affect diagnostic accuracy.
  • Recognize normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and Color Doppler findings seen with carotid, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and visceral disease.
  • Cite the role of indirect testing in the evaluation of lower extremity arterial disease.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for evaluation of carotid, peripheral venous, arterial, and visceral disease and integrate the key diagnostic elements into a structured report.
  • Interpret complex carotid, peripheral vascular, and visceral case studies in an interactive interpretation session format.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal ultrasound findings associated with the abdominal aorta and aortic endografts.
  • Differentiate normal and abnormal spectral Doppler characteristics associated with renal artery, mesenteric, and porto-hepatic evaluations.
  • Outline protocols and diagnostic criteria for the evaluation of dialysis access grafts.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques and diagnostic criteria to improve diagnosis/treatment accuracy.


Registration: $1,150.00

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Any medical professional looking to enhance their vascular interpretation skills and physicians preparing to take the ARDMS R.P.V.I. examination. Vascular surgery, general surgery, cardiologists, internal medicine, neurologists, primary care, radiologists, PAs and nurse practitioners with a minimum of 6 months experience or those who have attended an introductory/intermediate level GUI program (or other similar program). Experienced sonographers may also attend. The R.P.V.I. registry review course is also effective for physicians or other medical professionals who need to fulfill vascular CME requirements.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Marsha M. Neumyer  BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM

Assistant Professor of Surgery at Penn State’s College of Medicine.
Former Director of the Vascular Lab Section of the Penn State Vascular Institute, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
International Director of Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services
Director and CEO of Vascular Resource Associates.
Past President of the Society of Vascular Technology and a founding member of the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)
Fellow of the Society of Vascular Technology
Fellow and member of the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
1997 recipient of the Joan Baker Pioneer Award given by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Ultrasound Consultant for Unetixs Vascular Inc.
Hershey, Pennsylvania.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery and Radiology
Division of Vascular Surgery
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The College of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.


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