Best Program for Learning How to Interpret Vascular Ultrasound


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NAVIX’s 500 Vascular Ultrasound Case Preceptorship is designed to train physicians in the interpretation of vascular testing modalities including cerebrovascular, extremity arterial, extremity venous and visceral vascular.

NAVIX’s 500 Vascular Ultrasound Case Preceptorship is only available to group onsite delivery. We will provide this program for a group at their location or designated facilities. This program is delivered by recognized experts in vascular ultrasound to physicians interested in expanding their case exposure or preparing for APCA’s Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) credential.

Participants will expand or enhance their knowledge of vascular ultrasound in a collaborative learning environment that combines didactic lectures with mentored cases in a small group setting. This program provides up to 500 vascular ultrasound cases presenting diverse vascular pathologies in specific testing modalities including:

  • Carotid duplex ultrasound
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Peripheral arterial physiologic testing
  • Peripheral arterial duplex ultrasound
  • Venous duplex ultrasound
  • Visceral vascular duplex ultrasound

NAVIX’s Preceptorship in Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation is more than an RPVI review course. With a deep domain expertise in noninvasive vascular testing, our faculty provides comprehensive instruction that prepares physicians to read vascular cases in a clinical setting. NAVIX’s vascular course has an excellent pass rate for physicians who have attended NAVIX’s Preceptorship and took the RPVI exam.

Many fellowships and group practices have chosen NAVIX’s Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Preceptorship to provide their physicians with the didactic instruction, hands-on interpretation, and preparation they need for reading vascular cases and obtaining their RPVI credential.

If you are applying to taking the APCA 100 Case Pathway for RPVI Credentialing, Navix will provide a letter of completion and will maintain your case log. As the sponsoring organization, we ensure the criteria required for the APCA 100 Case Pathway for RPVI Credentialing are met.

Cerebrovascular CV and Transcranial Doppler

  • Physics: Doppler equation and CW/PW Doppler and spectral waveform analysis
  • Arterial Hemodynamics: Pressure, flow, and resistance
  • Extra-and Intracranial Cerebrovascular: Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Extra-and Intracranial Cerebrovascular: Protocols and criteria
  • Extra-and Intracranial Cerebrovascular: Review of normal and abnormal cases
  • Hands-on Interpretations and Discussion
Extremity Arterial

  • Physics: B-mode imaging, Color/Power Doppler and spectral waveform analysis
  • Extremity Arterial: Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Extremity Arterial Physiologic and Duplex Testing
  • Extremity Arterial: Protocols and criteria
  • Extremity Arterial: Review of normal and abnormal cases
  • Hands-on Interpretations and Discussion
Extremity Venous

  • Physics: Artifacts, test validation and bioeffects of ultrasound
  • Extremity Venous: Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Extremity Venous Insufficiency and Duplex Testing
  • Extremity Venous: Protocols and criteria
  • Extremity Venous: Review of normal and abnormal cases
  • Hands-on Interpretations and Discussion
Visceral Vascular and Dialysis Access Studies (DAS)

  • Renal/Mesenteric/Hepatoportal: Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Renal/Mesenteric/Hepatoportal: Protocols and criteria
  • DAS: Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • DAS: Protocols and criteria
  • Review of normal and abnormal cases
  • Discussion and Review

CME Details 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Institute for Advanced Medical Education and NAVIX Diagnostix. The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this Live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IAC accreditationIAC Accreditation

NAVIX's Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Course is based on proven clinical protocols that are currently being practiced in more than 100 non-invasive vascular laboratories. NAVIX's vascular ultrasound labs are IAC accredited.


Angela Rodriguez-Wong MD, RVT, RPVI

Dr. Rodriguez acquired her MD degree in the Dominican Republic at the Instituto Technologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) in 1987. She has been involved in the field of noninvasive vascular ultrasound since 1994. Dr. Rodriguez-Wong obtained her vascular registry through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Solongorphers (ARDMS) in 1995. She has worked in all settings of the noninvasive vascular field including mobile services, hospital laboratories, and private practice.

Dr. Rodriguez-Wong has been a member of the Society of Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) since 1994, and has, along with her colleagues, published several original research papers.

She has consulted and held teaching positions at many prestigious institutions, including Mount Sinai Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez -Wong also taught in the Vascular Technology Program at Long-Island University. She received her Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) in 2010 and is currently the Research and Clinical Manager for Navix at one of our flagship vascular laboratories.

Joseph Patrick Hughes, RVT, RVS, FSVU

JP Hughes has been involved in the field of noninvasive vascular ultrasound since 1985, becoming a Registered Vascular Technologist in 1990 through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) in 1995.

Since 1989, JP has been a member of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) serving on numerous SVU committees, and since 2005 he has served on the SVU Board of Directors, served two terms as SVU Treasurer, two terms as Vice-President, and is currently serving his second term as President through the end of 2019. In 2004, JP was given the SVU Distinguished Service Award, in 2005 was made a Fellow of the SVU, and in 2015 was given the Professional Achievement Award.

 Along with his colleagues, JP published several original research papers on cerebrovascular disease, transcranial Doppler evaluation, aorto-iliac disease, and vascular screening. JP has been invited to speak at several internationally recognized seminars and conferences, including the Advances in Vascular Imaging and Diagnosis (AVID) Symposium sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic in New York City, and the Vascular Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He was also a member of the Technical Panel for the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) Appropriate Use Criteria for Vascular Ultrasound in 2012 and 2013.

 From 2002-03, JP served as Program Director of the Vascular Technology Program at Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA, and was instrumental in procuring accreditation for the program through the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). From 2004-06, he served on the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee for Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), which, under CAAHEP, reviews college programs seeking accreditation in ultrasonography.

 JP is currently Director of Business Development for Navix Diagnostix, Inc, having previously worked as Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services and Regional Operations Manager for Navix.  He currently resides in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Joseph Madison, BSRVT, RDMS, MBA

Patricia Poe, BA, RVT, RDCS, FSVU

For 35 years, Tish has been actively involved in managing and developing physician and technologist education, clinical protocols, and quality assurance programs to improve noninvasive vascular diagnostic services in many different clinical settings. She has held technical leadership roles at the Carilion Health System in Southwestern Virginia, Vascular and Transplant Specialists in the Hampton Roads area of Eastern Virginia, and the University of Cincinnati Surgeons. As the Director of Training and Development for NAVIX DIAGNOSTIX, Tish leads many development programs and delivers vascular education to medical and technical staff for NAVIX clients and employees. She is the immediate Past-President of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) and has served as a board member for many years.  Tish is an Ohio native and currently resides in Athens, Georgia.

Rick Dubin, AAS-DMS, RVT, RDMS


NAVIX's Preceptorship in Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation is offered in a variety of formats- live modular online course, live public course, and onsite customized course. Listed below are NAVIX's 100 Case Live Online Courses. If you are interested in scheduling a private live online or onsite course, please contact us.

June 25 - 26, 2022 - Live Online Course Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Case Modules

September 17 - 18, 2022 - Live Online Course Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Case Modules

November 5 - 6, 2022 - Live Online Course Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Case Modules

NAVIX's customized on-site and online programs may be customized to accommodate the needs of specific groups as well as integrated into fellowship programs. All of our online Vascular Interpretation courses meet the simulated case RPVI prerequisite. If you are interested in learning more about our Vascular Interpretation Preceptorships contact us at 508-977-2807 or text 508-808-8350.

NAVIX's Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation course was amazing! The sessions were very well structured and Tish did a great job delivering the required knowledge across a group of physicians with different interests and backgrounds. I feel much more comfortable and confident with taking the RPVI exam as well as interpreting vascular studies in my clinical practice. I would highly recommend this course for any physician with interest in vascular ultrasound.
Ahmed S Ahmed, MD

Cardiology Fellow, Hershey Medical Center

I did want to take the time to specifically credit Dr. Rodriguez-Wong for doing such an amazing job in teaching in this course. She is a wonderful asset to your program as she is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the subject matter and takes the time to provide excellent didactic lectures. I will definitely recommend this course to other fellows and colleagues that are interested in learning vascular ultrasound and taking the RPVI boards in the future.

Dr. Amrish Malhi

Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Lenox Hill Hospital

I really appreciated the clarity of the instructor. The didactic portion was excellent and I would definitely recommend this course.

Dr. Ramesh Gowda

Director of Endovascular Interventions, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

Best course! I don’t think I have ever had a more dedicated teacher than Angela. Her encyclopedic knowledge of vascular ultrasound and passion greatly impacted my learning.
George Welch, MD

Tish is a spectacular teacher and has great integrity that she combines with her passion for the art and science of ultrasound technology. Taking a course from her felt like taking a golf lesson from Jack Nicklaus.

Dr. Bruce Ruben

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