Vascular interventional techs, sometimes called vascular interventional radiographers, are allied health professionals who specialize in assisting physicians with minimally invasive, image-guided vascular procedures. This is a highly specialized field that requires techs to operate sophisticated imaging equipment that specifically focuses on the vascular system. VI techs are a vital part of a medical team and make a significant difference in patients’ lives, which many healthcare professionals find to be an extremely rewarding career choice.
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Vascular Interventional Tech FAQs
What does a vascular interventional tech do?
Vascular interventional techs use advanced technology and cutting-edge fluoroscopic equipment to assist physicians with the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders, including diseases of the blood vessels and lymphatic system. They capture images of blood vessels and other body structures for a variety of diagnostic testing, pathologies, and interventional procedures. VI techs also may provide technical assistance to physicians with thrombolysis, vascular line placement, vein ablation, stenting, angioplasty, arterial interventions, and other diagnostic and interventional procedures using the most minimally invasive options possible. Other common tasks may include:
Educating patients on equipment, procedures, and exams
Preparing patients before vascular interventional studies
Administering contrast agents for procedures
Positioning patients to obtain ideal radiographic exposure
Adjusting exposure factors and processing images
Providing detailed fluoroscopic images of the human body
Maintaining equipment and recording test results
Adapting therapeutic procedures to improve diagnostic quality
Where do vascular interventional techs work?
Vascular interventional techs typically work in hospitals, but they also work in outpatient facilities focused on minimally invasive treatments performed on the vascular system. They also may find employment in VIR imaging labs and freestanding radiology clinics.
What skills make a good vascular interventional tech?
Good vascular interventional techs have extensive training in both interventional and radiology techniques, which allows them to expertly operate sophisticated computer equipment and capture images of patients’ vascular systems. They possess in-depth knowledge of vascular anatomy and pathology to provide the best patient care. VI techs are extremely detail-oriented and have superior observation skills to effectively identify the smallest anomalies within the blood vessels and lymphatic system. Excellent communication and other interpersonal skills allow them to be an effective team player and put patients at ease during potentially stressful procedures. Adaptability, empathy, and strong organizational skills are other highly prized attributes of a good VI tech.
How to become a Travel Vascular Interventional Tech
Vascular interventional techs require extensive training because these allied health professionals are trained in both interventional and radiology techniques. VI techs may start with an associate degree from an accredited radiography program followed by certification and registration in radiology with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Next, they must complete an educational program in the vascular interventional discipline, such as earning an Advanced Imaging Certificate in Vascular Interventional Radiography. A Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Interventional Technology is another way to fulfill educational requirements. After completing an exam, allied health professionals can earn Vascular Interventional Radiography credentials through ARRT.
Travel VI tech positions typically require applicants to have ARRT certification, plus Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications. Employers prefer two-plus years of recent experience, often with the most recent within a hospital setting. Some positions want applicants to have three-plus years of experience and some require previous travel experience.