Statement on Quality Vascular Education

SVU believes that appropriate training and quality education is of great importance. Educational programs should be developed in accordance with the “Standards for Undergraduate Educational Programs in Vascular Technology”, written and endorsed by the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.

Quality vascular educational programs should provide strong clinical training and education sufficient to gain registry qualification. Programs should also be accredited.

The SVU further supports the National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC), which functions as a comprehensive outline for entry level education in vascular technology, echocardiography, and general ultrasound. The NEC document should be consulted by students and educators for an understanding of the broad fundamentals of ultrasound education and topical vascular and physical elements considered desirable though not essential for quality education.

June 2008