Course Summary

This Vascular Interpretation Preceptorship combines up to 3 days of in-person lecture, discussion and collaborative learning, with access to our library of over 500 vascular cases for interpretation and assessment. The coursework will cover physics, cerebrovascular, venous, arterial, and abdominal vasculature, and prepare you for the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) examination.

This Course is intended for: Vascular Surgeons, Cardiologists and Radiologists

You can register for the full 3 day course or individual days. Please click on the Register Now button to view prices for individual days or combination of days.

Use promo code VAM 2013 for a 30% discount on Vascular Courses
*Offer expires 6/30/13

Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of ultrasound physics
  • Properly identify normal anatomy and flow dynamics of a carotid ultrasound
  • Accurately describe plaque, grade stenosis, and identify pathology
  • TCD imaging including anatomy and abnormal findings
  • Evaluate the upper and lower extremity arteries with duplex imaging and physiologic testing
  • Evaluate the upper and lower extremity veins with duplex imaging and physiologic testing
  • Identify abnormalities of renal arteries, mesenteric, aorta, and liver vasculature
  • Evaluate a dialysis access fistulas and grafts
  • Accurately interpret findings seen of a variety of vascular ultrasound exams

Featured Case Study

Carotid Artery Duplex
Rose came to her appointment at the Highland Hospital Vascular Lab as part of a standard pre-operative evaluation for removal of a uterine myoma…

Featured Medical Educators

Dr. John Bry – MD, RPVI, RVT
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University Dr. Bry earned his medical degree at St. Louis University. He performed a general surgical residence at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut and served as Chief Resident of Hartford Hospital and the New England Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Bry has been the Medical Director for Mint Medical for more than ten years, and has interpreted thousands of patient cases each year from the company’s vascular labs throughout the Bay Area.

Dr. Arnold W. Levine – MD, RPVI, RVT
Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, Dr. Levine went through the Chicago Public Schools, and then to Northwestern University (B.A. in Chemistry), and on to Medical School at Northwestern University.

Dr. Levine moved to Milwaukee in 1978 for a general surgery internship and residency followed by Vascular Surgery Fellowship with Jonathan B. Towne M.D. There he first got interested in Non Invasive Vascular Technology due to his collaboration with Dennis Bandyk M.D. Dr. Levine spent the entirety of his career with the General Vascular Surgery Medical Group, Inc. based in Oakland and San Leandro. The group introduced vascular technologies from venous studies and carotids, to transcranial doppler, abdominal, mesenteric, portal and peripheral doppler studies to the East Bay region. Dr. Levine retired from his Vascular Surgery practice in 2012 and is now one of our Featured Faculty at Mint Medical.

Dr. John Carson – MD, RPVI
Dr. Carson completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University, and medical school at the University of Texas, Houston. He moved to California for General Surgery at the University of California – Irvine Medical Center, and then completed his vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago. He currently is boarded in both General and Vascular Surgery, and received certification in vascular ultrasound as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). He has lectured in vascular ultrasound nationally and has published numerous book chapters and papers. Currently, he serves as site director of the vascular training program in Sacramento, and reads over 1800 studies a year in an accredited (ICVAL) vascular lab.

Dr. Carson has taught in health education courses for over 17 years, and joined Mint Medical as one of our Featured Faculty in 2013.