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SVT Guidelines (PPGs)

The Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland (SVT) is pleased to make available a set of Professional Performance Guidelines (PPGs) for use by our members and the wider scientific community.

The recommendations contained in these PPGs do not indicate an exclusive course of action or standard of care. They do not replace the need for application of clinical judgment to each individual presentation, nor variations based on locality and facility type. The PPG resource is not intended to replace local department specific protocols and are designed to inform good clinical practice and not meant to be prescriptive.

The PPGs are generally reviewed every three years in order to address change in clinical practice, evolving technologies and professional progression.

Please contact the Chair of the Professional Standard Committee ( if you have any queries or constructive criticism and we will endeavour to address these at our quarterly meeting. 



ABPI Measurement

Guidelines on measuring ABPIs at rest and post exercise


Arterial Duplex Assessment

Guidelines for Lower and Upper limb Arterial Duplex assessment


Carotid Duplex Assessment

Guidelines for Carotid Duplex Assessment


Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) Assessment

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) Duplex Ultrasound Examination


Giant Cell Arteritis Duplex

Note: This resource is currently being updated.


Lower limb Venous Duplex: Incompetence

Guidance for venous Duplex assessment for incompetence


Pre Arterio-Venous Fistula


Post Fistula and Dialysis Access Graft Assessment


Upper and Lower limb Venous Duplex: DVT Assessment

Guidelines for Upper and lower limb venous Duplex assessment for DVT


Transcranial Doppler Scanning for Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Standards and Guidelines for Transcranial Doppler Scanning for Children with Sickle Cell Disease