A community of vascular ultrasound healthcare professionals dedicated to high quality care and improving patient outcomes through education, advocacy, research and growth of the field.
Who Our Members Are
The SVU has a diverse membership of more than 4,200 vascular technologists, surgeons, cardiologists, lab directors, academics, students and other professionals involved in the practice of vascular ultrasound. Roughly 75% of members are vascular technologists and sonographers, and approximately 20% are physicians. The remainder are students, recent graduates and other vascular lab professionals.
SVU provides its members with regional continuing medical education (CME) programs at both introductory and advanced levels through a series of webinars, in-person conferences and educational products.
SVU offers a minimum of 18 SVU-CME or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to our members each year. These credits are included with your membership. At any given time, SVU has more than 40 CME Credits available to earn online; and they’re all free for SVU members.
From its headquarters in the Washington, DC suburbs, SVU maintains a strong and highly successful advocacy program. SVU works on issues affecting its members at the federal and state levels on a host of issues ranging from reimbursement, to state licensure, to musculoskeletal injury and more.
SVU also publishes quarterly the leading peer-reviewed publication on vascular technology, the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound (JVU).
In close coordination with the SVU Foundation, SVU conducts and funds cutting-edge research in vascular ultrasound.
History of SVU
Established in 1977 in Columbus, OH, SVU became and remains the only professional organization dedicated to the advancement of non-invasive vascular technology used in the diagnosis of vascular disease. The Society’s success for nearly 45 years is a product of the active engagement of our diverse membership of vascular lab professionals.