The Jobst Vascular Laboratory provides more than 20,000 inpatient and outpatient examinations per year and is approved by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). The JVI laboratory has a long record of major research activity that has produced many publications and multiple scientific achievement awards at national meetings. For a large number of vascular conditions, the noninvasive diagnostic laboratory provides sufficient information for clinical decision-making and documentation of patient outcomes. Therefore, the vascular surgeon must be well trained in all aspects of it.
Formal credentialing of the trainee's experience in the interpretation and performance of noninvasive tests currently is required by Registered Vascular Technologist certification offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Upon completion of the JVI Fellowship program, residents will have the appropriate skills and knowledge to qualify for the RVT certification examination. Residents are encouraged to take this examination prior to completion of their vascular residency program.