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Vascular Interventional Radiography (VIR)

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Advanced Technical Certificate

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We will post future session dates as soon as they are scheduled.

Attending an information session is an application requirement.


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Role of the Vascular Interventional Radiographer (VIR)

Vascular Interventional Radiographers (VIR) assist physicians with minimally invasive, image-guided vascular procedures, such as:

  • Vascular line placement
  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Thrombolysis 

Using advanced technology and sophisticated fluoroscopic equipment, you will be responsible for capturing images of the blood vessels for various pathologies, diagnostic testing, and interventional procedures. 

While students, VIR technologists work under the supervision of seasoned professionals and radiologists.

VIR technologists must be able to:

  • Work effectively with patients and health professionals
  • Operate sophisticated computer equipment
  • Observe radiation protection measures
  • Provide only the best in patient care
  • Work in a high stress, fast pace environment

Learn more:

From the American Society of Radiologic Technologists:

Our Mission

To graduate well-trained, compassionate vascular interventional radiography technologists who can positively impact patient care by demonstrating clinical competency, critical thinking skills, and effective communication.



Trinity River Campus

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TRCF 2101A

Advising by Appointment 

Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated July 02, 2019