SVU Professional Performance Guidelines

New Guideline Posted! 30-Day Comment Period is now Open!

On May 18th, SVU proposed a new Guideline, Transabdominal Pelvic Venous Duplex Evaluation. There will now be a 30-Day Comment Period for SVU members to comment on the proposed Guideline and make edits, suggestions, etc. The 30-Day Comment Period will end on Monday, June 18th.

Please email your comments on or before June 18, 2018 and include the subject line "Comments On Proposed PPG Update". For an editable Word document of the above Guideline, please click here.

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful feedback to these proposed changes.

Jill Bearse, BS RVT, Chair, SVU Professional Performance Guidelines Review Committee

Michelle Delda, MBA BS-HS RVT, Co-Chair, SVU Professional Performance Guidelines Review Committee

James Wilkinson, CAE, SVU Executive Director

The SVU Vascular Technology Professional Performance Guidelines represent the minimal essential elements of performance as recommended by SVU.  The Guidelines are reviewed every three years by the Professional Performance Guidelines Review Committee, with proposed changes sent out to the SVU Membership for comment before final adoption.

The Guidelines are an adjunct to SVU's Scope of Practice for the Diagnostic Ultrasound Professional© and the Clinical Practice Standards for the Diagnostic Ultrasound Professional©.   The Guidelines are not designed to replace internally generated, laboratory specific protocols, but to serve as a basis for developing or updating the procedure(s) at your vascular laboratory.

If you have a comment on a specific guideline, please respond to SVU at

The Guidelines are also available through the iSVU Mobile Guidelines App. Learn more today!

SVU Professional Performance Guidelines (PPGs)

The Professional Performance Guidelines Review Committee has finalized all 2018 updates for all 19 Professional Performance Guidelines for Vascular Sonography.



Peripheral Arterial

Peripheral Venous



SVU Position Papers