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Welcome to Virtual Vein Center

Virtual Vein Center is a group of noted physicians, sonographers, scientists, and educators who are dedicated to providing an online educational resource for the knowledge and techniques they use on a daily basis.

Our online Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses and professional development materials and presentations are designed to offer you convenience and flexibility while earning CME credits and further developing your professional knowledge and skills.

Online CME Course Credits

We have partnered with North Country Vascular Diagnostics in order to provide you with Category 1 Credit for many of the courses offered. Your courses, results, and CME will be stored in your account for future reference.

Taking an Online CME Course

To view a course, simply choose the title from the course tab at "your account" and navigate through the links highlighted in blue under the course outline. You must successfully complete each activity before proceeding to the next. 



Online CME Credit

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Albany Medical College and North Country Vascular Diagnostics. Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Albany Medical College designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, the video below provides an overview of the Virtual Vein Center web site including presentation examples, how to navigate through the course, claim your CME Credit, and all the other resources available.

Welcome Presentation 

Duplex Ultrasound CME Course Special!

For a limited time, we are pleased to offer you a CME course at a greatly reduced price.

While not specific to veins, duplex ultrasound has broad application in the entire vascular system. In fact, the impetus for development was for the study of the extracranial carotid arteries.  Ultrasound has proven extremely accurate in this application but controversies over various diagnostic criteria persists.

Do you know what criteria you use and how it was developed?

Do you know how a gold standard or correlative test is actually measured in determining the degree of stenosis?

We have developed a presentation that covers criteria for categorizing disease in the extracranial carotid arteries with duplex ultrasound. Additionally, a number of clinical trials affecting the clinical course of these patients and the measurement methodologies employed by other imaging technologies are outlined.

Simply create a Virtual Vein Center user account and then register for the course "Measurement Methodology and Duplex Ultrasound Criteria in Extracranial Carotid Examination" found in the ultrasound interpretation section or to go there click the link Trial Course   At checkout, simply enter the promotional code  vvcpromo  click the blue ADD COUPON link, and a 50% discount will be applied! 

System requirements: Compatible with both MAC and PC operating systems, requires a current internet browser and a high speed connection is recommended. The video presentations are in a standard MPG4 format and viewable on any current video player.