Course Summary

The Vascular Interpretation Preceptorship Ultrasound Case Review system is a proprietary online library of over 500 vascular cases for interpretation and assessment. Cases are presented across Carotid, Arterial, Venous and Abdominal vasculature, with students tested on the fundamentals of ultrasound image interpretation.

Review, interpretation and assessment of the 500 cases helps prepare students for the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) examination.  

Please read the recent press release from the ARDMS clarifying interpretation experience prerequisites B2 and C2.

The presentational method for this activity will be Case Review and Interpretation.  This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.

This online activity is intended for: Vascular Surgeons, Cardiologists, Radiologists, and Sonographers

Enrollment is valid for 180-days following registration.

Micro Courses


Students can register for individual Micro Courses which consist of 30 cases in Carotid, Venous, Arterial or Abdominal vasculature. The Micro Courses carry 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ each. Only $99 per course. Sign up today!

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CME Credits

CME Consultants designates this enduring material/internet activity for a maximum of 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Micro Courses carry 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ each.
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Learning Objectives

  • Interpret the carotid ultrasound exam accurately
  • Identify normal anatomy and flow dynamics of a carotid ultrasound
  • Describe plaque, grade stenosis, and identify pathology
  • Interpret the information given on a lower extremity venous ultrasound exam
  • 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 for stenosis and occlusion
  • Identify abnormalities of renal arteries, mesenteric, aorta, and liver vasculature
  • Consider possible contraindications to ultrasound exam interpretation relative to gender, age, weight, and comorbidities
  • Evaluate a dialysis access fistulas and grafts
  • Consider possible contraindications to ultrasounds relative to gender, age, weight, and comorbidities

CME Disclosure

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint-sponsorship of CME Consultants and Mint Medical Education. CME Consultants is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

CME Consultants designates this enduring material/internet activity for a maximum of 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

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Related Courses

Live Vascular Interpretation Preceptorship

VIP Online Course
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Course Registration

Complete Course (500 Cases): $1,250
Fellows and Residents (500 Cases): $995
Micro Course (30 Cases): $99 each

Get the VIP Online Course for FREE when you sign up for the VIP Ultrasound Case Review 2.0 (500 Cases) ($525 Value)

Refer a friend to the VIP Live Course or Ultrasound Case Review and get a $100 Amazon.com gift card!
Expires 8/31/2014

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VIP – In-person or Online

The Ultrasound Case Review can be accessed independently, or in conjunction with the Vascular Interpretation Preceptorship (VIP Course). The VIP course combines up to 3 days of lecture, discussion and collaborative learning in preparation for running a vascular lab, and for sitting for the RPVI exam. The course is available in-person at the Mint Medical Education training center in downtown San Francisco or online anytime through our powerful and convenient Learning Management System.

Featured Faculty

Dr. Arnold W. Levine – MD, RPVI, RVT
Dr. G.W. (Bill) Shepherd – Ph.D., RVT, RDMS
Julie Gaston – BS, RDMS, RVT
CC Todd-Edwards – BBA, BS, RVT, RDCS
Leah Jolly – BS, RVT

Sample Case Review


Date of original release 8/30/2013.  Termination date 8/30/15.  Estimated time to complete each activity (500 cases at 5 minutes per case) is 40 hours.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), please call Mint Medical Education at 415-671-6819 should you require special assistance.