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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 SVU. 

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 ( 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 Phlebology

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 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)

 Sydney, Australia

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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 College of Phlebology

November 15-18, 2012 in Hollywood Beach Florida

Jean White, RVT, RPhS & Bill Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU, were invited speakers for numerous presentations and vascular ulatrasound specialty workshops.


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 ultrasound"

To read the abstract, click here



 In 2010, the paper was   

"Does Distal Venous Hypertension Affect Lower Extremity Venous Pulsatility?"

To read the abstract, click here



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 Sonographer ("RPhS")

  Jeannie completes her first full Ironman competition!

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 miles)

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.

Bike 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 laps.

Run Course (26.2 miles)

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

Of course, she was wearing her CEP athletic compression socks from 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 -




Ecuadorian Dancers

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 service.

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 


Paris, France

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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.

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