SVU Professional Performance Guidelines

New Professional Performance Guideline!

The Professional Performance Guidelines Review Committee developed a new Professional Performance Guideline, "Transabdominal Pelvic Venous Duplex Evaluation" in 2018.  The process included a public comment period, and revisions were made based on the feedback received.  SVU and the PPG Review Committee are proud to present the final version of this PPG, which can be found here:

Transabdominal Pelvic Venous Duplex Evaluation


The SVU Professional Performance Guidelines (PPGs)

The SVU Vascular Technology Professional Performance Guidelines represent the minimal essential elements of performance as recommended by SVU.  The Guidelines are reviewed every three years by the Professional Performance Guidelines Review Committee, with proposed changes sent out to the SVU Membership for comment before final adoption.

NOTE: The SVU Board of Directors has approved several updates for the Professional Performance Guidelines (PPGs) in 2019.  They have been updated for formatting consistency, language clarity, and inclusion of exam times.

The Guidelines are an adjunct to SVU's Scope of Practice for the Diagnostic Ultrasound Professional© and the Clinical Practice Standards for the Diagnostic Ultrasound Professional©.   The Guidelines are not designed to replace internally generated, laboratory specific protocols, but to serve as a basis for developing or updating the procedure(s) at your vascular laboratory.

If you have a comment on a specific guideline, please respond to SVU at The Professional Performance Guidelines are also available through the iSVU Mobile Guidelines App. Learn more



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