RPVI Exam Review Course

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation™ Exam Review Course

The Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (VSB-ABS) requires all physicians applying for the Vascular Surgery Qualifying Exam to hold the RPVI™ credential.







2016 Course Information - 16 CME Credits Available

September 16-17, 2016
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas - DFW Airport South
4650 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062

This 2-day advanced course is an in-depth review for physicians planning to sit for the ARDMS® Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI™) Certification Exam. Physicians passing the exam will receive the RPVI™ credential from ARDMS®. This course will focus on reviewing the required vascular physics and interpretation skills as specified by the exam content outline, including case-based test question simulation. Over 100 test questions will be presented throughout the course. 


Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced interpretation skills for various noninvasive tests including abdominal, arterial, venous, and cerebrovascular studies

  • Formulate a better understanding of ultrasound physics concepts and their application to the field of vascular diagnostics

  • Sit for the ARDMS Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) Certification Exam


  • Physicians planning to test for the RPVI™ Certification Exam

  • Physicians (including but not limited to: vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, neurologists) who want to specialize in vascular ultrasound

  • Physicians desiring to review and improve their vascular laboratory interpretation skills

  • Physicians who require AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™

  • Vascular technologists who want to be challenged in the vascular field and need additional CMEs

This course is PAPERLESS This means that we will not be distributing a printed syllabus at this course. All registrants will be given a DVD/CD of each speaker’s available presentations during the course. Some sessions may not have handouts as some presenters may elect not to allow their presentations to be distributed. Attendees are urged to bring a laptop to view the DVD/CD during the presentations. Power strips will be available.


Cancellations & Refunds: All requests for refunds and cancellations must be in writing and sent to the SVU national office. Refund requests received before August 16, 2016 are subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds after August 16, 2016; only a credit will be given for a future SVU Course within 1 year from the date of the original course.

Substitutions: If a registrant is unable to attend, substitutions are welcome and can be made at anytime, including at on-site registration.

Questions? Call the SVU national office at 800-788-8346 or 301-459-7550.