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The Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound (CVIU) is a fully accredited Ultrasound School dedicated to providing students with an in-depth and highly blog_iconspecialized education in cardiac and vascular ultrasound. We were the first Ultrasound Institute in the United States to separate the two fields—cardiac and vascular—from general diagnostic ultrasound and emphasize specialization rather than generalization. Specialization makes our students more employable. By specializing in either cardiac or vascular ultrasound, you will be more qualified than graduates of General Ultrasound Schools. Small classes, instructors that love teaching, and a curriculum that emphasizes immediate practical application, all make CVIU a fascinating and rewarding place to learn.

This, combined with the real world experience gained in our externship program, makes CVIU one of the best Schools of Ultrasound in the U.S. Currently, CVIU is one of only 13 schools in the U.S. that specializes in only echocardiography and vascular ultrasound.

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As part of the curriculum CVIU students are required to take the Registry (certification exam) with ARDMS ( or with CCI (

CVIU is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) which is recognized by U.S. Department of Education.
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Institutional Accreditation, Non-degree
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Phone: 703-917-9503 | Fax: 703-917-4109

CVIU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
1361 Park Street | Clearwater, FL 33756 Phone: 727-210-2350
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News & Events: The Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound (CVIU) is now enrolling for our evening courses in: Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound, Cardiac Ultrasound, and Vascular Ultrasound! Click on link below to view our catalog. If you would like to request someone to contact you, please go to our Contact Us page Dear CVIU Staff: Thank you all for a wonderful learning experience. I always felt like all our instructors were very dedicated to their students.  My passion for cardiovascular sonography grows every day… See what our current students at CVIU are saying about our programs and opportunities!
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Benefits of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound

At CVIU our vascular ultrasound class learns many different and innovative scans for the veins and arteries, but did you know we can also see the arteries in the brain?  Something called Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound gives us an inside look at the arteries in the brain and with Doppler.  We can then determine a problem or stenosis in that area. By measuring the blood flow in this area, the doctor can quickly decide a course of action or plan for the patient.

When the ultrasound probe is held up to the side of the head, over the019029  Kerver  09-02-09 eyes,  blood flow can be heard. The changes in those sounds will allow
you to tell how much blood is flowing through the artery and what’s
going on inside the brain.

Read more about it, here.



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