About the Profession

What is a cardiovascular interventional technologist?CVIT image

A cardiovascular interventional technologist performs invasive diagnostic or curative procedures such as angiograms and intravascular catheterizations.  

Cardiovascular Interventional Technology (CVIT) is an integral and advancing component of diagnostic and therapeutic radiologic procedures. CVIT involves specialized radiographic techniques used in angiography, interventional procedures (i.e. angioplasty), and central venous access procedures.  

The CVIT Technologist is a key member of the radiology team that performs vascular and interventional procedures. These procedures are unique in that they require the integration of technical, radiologic, and clinical skills.