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York Doctor Earns Vascular Interpretation Certificate Designating Expert Diagnostic Skill

Board Certified Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Joseph Ullman, M.D., completed the Registered Physicians’ Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) Examination, designating him as a professional of the highest ability in interpreting vascular ultrasounds.

An independent not-for-profit founded in 1975, the ARDMS represents the global standard of excellence in sonography. The certifications awarded by ARDMS are accepted throughout the medical community by professional sonography and vascular organizations. Dr. Ullman joins a select group of approximately 1600 physicians, nationwide who have achieved advanced certification from ARDMS in vascular ultrasonography.

Vascular ultrasounds allow specialists to identify and treat serious vascular disease with much more precision, safety and effectiveness. This technology uses high-frequency sound waves to look at arteries and veins. Without it, dangerous medical conditions could go undetected. 

Vascular ultrasound is particularly effective when performed for suspected clots. This non-invasive diagnostic tool is also used to identify chronic venous insufficiency, or leaking valves which can cause edema or swelling. Vein doctors may use it to monitor patient recovery following surgery as well.

The power of vascular ultrasound technology lies in the specialist’s ability to interpret these ultrasound readings. With Dr. Ullman’s ARDMS certification, patients are assured York Hospital provides the highest quality treatment for vascular disease.

According to the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) credential, this certification “documents the highest standard in vascular ultrasound interpretation” and requires specific professional and educational achievements. This includes passing a 200-question examination, receiving ongoing vascular ultrasound education, making regular renewal efforts and maintaining compliance with recertification requirements.

This credential, which is offered only to physicians, “validates the clinical expertise fundamental to vascular sonography interpretation, and recognizes the skills and knowledge required for making consistent and reliable diagnoses in vascular disease.”

About York Hospital Interventional Radiology
York Hospital Interventional Radiology offers skilled services and expertise in minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases. These procedures have less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.  Dr. Ullman is a board-certified radiologist with advanced training in image-guided procedures.  
For more information, click here.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ullman, please call 207-361-6989.

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