Benefits of Membership

SVU works hard to give its members the professional resources needed to succeed in today’s quickly changing business environment. Join SVU for access to essential resources to help make your voice heard in the ultrasound community and enhance your professional ultrasound career. Like what you see below? Join SVU today!

Which Membership is Right for You?

  • Technologists & Sonographers ($155)
    • Our most common member type. Intended for vascular technologists, sonographers, lab directors, and all other allied health professionals.
  • Physicians ($255)
    • Our membership for physicians holding an MD or DO degree. The higher cost is to cover the costs SVU incurs for the AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits that come with this membership.
  • Students ($35)
    • For students studying vascular technology or diagnostic medical sonography with a vascular track, though all students are welcome to join. Students within six months of their graduation should choose the Transitional Student membership.
  • Transitional Students ($70)
    • Open to former SVU Student Members for their first two years following graduation. Contains all the benefits of a Sonographer Membership.
  • Fellows & Surgical Residents ($105)*
    • Resident/Fellows rate is for physicians training at an accredited hospital. ALL are required to submit proof of status in the form of a letter from their department head or program director. Fellows members cannot join online, must mail/email/fax completed application and proof of status to SVU offices (more information on how to do this below).
  • Retired and Disabled ($55)
    • Open to anyone who has retired from practicing vascular sonography/has become disabled and can no longer work. Contains all the benefits of SVU membership, except for the printed JVU (online access and free CMEs still included). Must submit a signed SVU Retired/Disabled Member Affidavit with application.
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The quickest, easiest way to become an SVU member is to join online. If you would prefer not to join online (or if you are seeking Fellows membership), please submit your application to us through one of the following methods:

  1. Mail it to: PO Box 75491, Baltimore, MD 21275-5491
  2. Fax it to 301-459-5651
  3. Scan and email it to svuinfo@svu.org
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Education

Earn over 40 CME credits with exceptional education offerings. Check out our course catalog for the latest CME accreditation.

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Webinars

No need to travel, just sit at your desk or on your couch at home! Have access to at least six webinars. Each year, you can earn at least six SVU-CME or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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Professional Performance Guidelines and Position Papers

Improve your technical and personal skills by utilizing over 25 SVU recommended practice guidelines, DVD trainings and position papers.
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SVU Annual Conference

Hear the latest research surrounding vascular ultrasound at our Annual Conference and connect with leaders from across the world. Earn at least 15 SVU CME credits.
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Journal for Vascular Ultrasound

JVU offers 12 SVU-CME Credits and 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each year!

This quarterly journal delivers original scientific articles, technical reviews and applicable insights to help you excel in the workplace. For students, these insights will help you connect what you are learning in the classroom to what you see in the workplace. Earn up to three SVU-CME or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per issue online.

FREE - Save $105

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RPVITM Study Course

Take advantage of the deep member discount (worth as much as membership itself) through this 2-day study course. Earn at least 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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Online RPVI Course

Through an exclusive relationship with Pegasus, you will have access to a vast array of RPVI™ prep courses as well as additional online vascular modules.

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Scholarships

Students have access to over $3,000 in scholarships to help with school tuition and Annual Conference travel costs.

Practice Management

Practice Guidelines

A series of guidelines designed to help you perform a variety of exams.

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HPSO Liability Insurance

The plan offers full-time employed rates as low as $89 a year! If you need to obtain or renew your professional liability insurance coverage, here's a great way to do it through HPSO at great rates.

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Advocacy

SVU represents your profession on national, state and local issues.

Advocacy Updates and Calls to Action

Stay up to date on critical regulatory and legislative issues. Chime in when regulators and legislators need to hear directly from professionals in the field.

Funding

Five percent of your membership dues are used for advocacy efforts advancing your profession.

Community

Connect with our community of over 6,200 vascular professionals from around the world. SVU's online member community creates an environment for peer-to-peer learning. Read blog posts, build your own professional connections and post questions and answers about clinical topics.

Board and Committee Participation

Get involved to help shape the future of the profession.

Volunteer Opportunities

Build your reputation and profile in the field.

Become a Member of SVU Today

Join online now by clicking below. If you'd prefer to fill out a paper application, download one here.