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The 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Vascular Ulatrasound was held in Orlando and
several QVI staff took time away to attend this great learning opportunity. Additionally, we presented multiple
presentations over the 4 day meeting. A high point - Jeannie was honored as a Fellow of the
A fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed by an organization which
recognizes individuals who have contributed to not only the Society but the field including professional
and scientific advancement.
Here is Jeannie (r) with our friend, Gail Size (l) of InsideUltrasound (www.InsideUltrasound.com) from Pearce, Arizona who recieved the SVU
Professional Acheivement Award for her contributions to the field of vascular ultrasound. If you have never visited
the InsideUltrasound website, we urge you to do so.
International Union of
The International Union of Phlebology, in conjunction with the American College of
Phlebology held its World Meeting in Boston in September 2013. This meeting is held only every 4 years and this is
the first time ever in the US. This was the largest vein meeting ever assembled and several QVI staff were
honored to be invited speakers for numerous sessions. Additionally, we presented some original research in peer
reviewed sessions. What more can we say - it was quite an honor and a wonderful experience!
To see the brochure, you can click here. (It is understandably a rather large PDF file)
The Sydney Opera House The Sydney Harbor Bridge
Bill was the International Keynote Speaker at the Australian Sonographers Association Annual
Conference in Sydney,Australia In May 2013. The Australian Sonographers Association (ASA) is the peak body and
leading voice for sonographers in Australia. The ASA guides the advancement of our profession to ensure the
community has access to quality sonographic services. With a financial membership of around 70% of Australia’s
sonographers, the ASA has a clear mandate to advocate for best practice in sonography.
While delivering 6 presentations in 3 days was a rigorous schedule, the organizers were most
gracious hosts and their kindness was not missed. It is diffiuclt to relay the humbling experience I had there.
It was a large meeting represented by all ultrasound specialties and from my perspective was put on in flawless
fashion. The educational opportunities were at very high level.
I also took the opportunity to spend some additional time in Australia and have to say one of
the best things is there are a lot of Australians there. Many thanks to the fabulous people!
On the way back, Bill stopped at the Society for Vascular Ultrasound Annual
Conference in San Francisco. In spite of the jet lag, Bill delivered 3 more presentations. One paper
consisted of original researchg performed by our staff. The paper was entitled: Presence of lower
extremity venous pulsatility is NOT due to cardiac dysfunction.
Once again, QVI was awarded the prestigious D.E. Strandness Scientific
Award for Excellence in Research! This award, established in 1987 as the Award
for Excellence in Oral Clincial Presentation and named in 2002 in honor of D.E. Strandness, the acknowledged
"father of noninvasive vascular diagnosis", is presented annually to a member who is the primary author and
presenter of a scientific paper selected for presentation at the Annual Conference. Its purpose is to recognize
outstanding scientific research in vascular technology.
To be eligible, the primary author and presenter must be a current
technologist member of SVU. The Abstracts Committee judges all eligible abstracts and submits the five
receiving the highest number of points to the Awards Committee. Members of the Awards Committee review the
manuscripts and score the presentations at the annual conference. The award is given to the presenter receiving
the highest number of points. This was the 3rd time in 4 years that QVI has been
awarded this prestigious honor.
To read the abstract, click the link
QVI personell were
invited speakers at
The 26th Annual Congress of the American
November 15-18, 2012 in Hollywood Beach
Jean White, RVT, RPhS & Bill Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU, were
invited speakers for numerous presentations and vascular ulatrasound specialty
The American College of Phlebology is the
largest organization in the country specializing ifn the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. To learn
more about the ACP and venous disease click on the link!
Several QVI staff attended the Society for Vascular Ultrasound 2012 Annual Conference in
Washington DC in June. We submitted several papers and one presentation was once again awarded the prestigious
D.E. Strandness Scientific Award for Excellence in Research!
"Comparison of in-vivo arteriovenous fistula volume flow measurements using a
Transonic transit time ultrasound flow device and Doppler
To read the abstract, click
In 2010, the paper was "Does Distal Venous Hypertension Affect Lower Extremity Venous
To read the abstract, click
There is a new competency examination for sonographers practicing in the world of Phlebology.
Developed over the past 2 years by Cardiovascular Credentialling International
("CCI") this exam tests a very specific knowledge in venous
ultrasound and other skills typically utlized by sonographers in vein centers. Jean, Bill, and Kathleen
recently sat for and passed this rigourous examination and now hold the designation of Registered Phlebology
Jeannie completes her first full Ironman
Jeannie is an avid triathelte and has competed in numerous
competitions over the past several years. She has trained exclusively for the full Ironman for the past 1 1/2
years. She chose Tempe Arizona as the place to fulfill this lifelong goal. This competition is the ultimate
athletic competition that tests the mind as well as the body! It is outlined below.
Swim Course (2.4
The race kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town
Lake. The deep-water start is just east of the Mill Ave. bridges and begins by heading east. The rectangular course
will go just past Rural Road bridge and first turn north and then west all the way back under the Mill Ave.
bridges, where another turn south will put athletes on course to head straight back to shore and transition at
Tempe Beach Park. Water temperatures should be in the low to mid-60s F.
Course (112 miles)
The relatively flat three-loop course heads out of Tempe and
zig-zags out to the Beeline Highway, which gradually climbs approximately 10 miles through the Sonoran Desert to
the turnaround just before Shea Boulevard. Athletes then return to Tempe Beach Park to start their second and third
The run course is flat and spectator-friendly with a few small rollers, as athletes wind their way around
Tempe Town Lake and through Papago Park. Athletes should be sure to pack a visor or hat in their T2 bags, as
the course offers very little shade.
For more information or to follow her results www.ironmanarizona.com
Of course, she was wearing her CEP athletic compression socks
from www.compressionsocks.pro. Graduated compression socks has left
the realm of exclusively medical theraputics to an indespenible tool for the eltite athlete.
The days of wearing socks “solely” to protect feet from blistering are over. CEP compression sportsocks are the
first truly functional compression sport socks with a patented pressure flow technology that provide a
scientifically proven increase in blood circulation and a consequent increase in performance. In addition to
blister prevention, CEP socks provide more oxygen, more energy, an improved metabolization of lactic acid, and
faster recovery so you can return to training quicker than ever. Several studies have shown they
significantly impact performance and recovery. To read more -
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Jeannie recently traveled to Rio Bomba, Ecuador for a mission trip to provide free health care to
locals with no access to any substantive health services. Part of a large contingent of health care workers,
Jeannie and other phlebology specialists provided diagnostic ultrasound and treatment to hundreds of patients with
profoundly symptomatic venous disease. While admitting to a week of "perhaps the hardest work I 've ever done", she
also was very highly rewarded with the gratitude and kindness shown by the beneficiaries of this
Phlebology Group hard at work in Ecuador Jeannie
performing ultrasound guidance
Jeannie scanning an Ecuadorian women At 16,000 feet near the
summit of Mt Chimborazo
The Loueve The Seine
Bill recently took a "quick" trip to Paris France to provide teaching to a number of angiologists
participating in a clinical trial. Education about specific exam protocols and some Doppler data acuisition
strategies proved challenging due to the need for a translator. While intimidating at first, Doppler
ultrasound proved to be somewhat of a universal language and the teaching proved successful based on participants
comments and subsequent performance.