IVS staff are qualified to perform the following scans:

IVS will provide:

  • qualified vascular scientist
  • high quality colour-flow duplex imaging
  • hand held Doppler
  • travel costs up to a maximum of 30 miles radius of an IVS main hospital
  • computer generated report at the time of investigation
  • report and patient data stored on our database system
  • access to our database system for retrieval of duplicate or historic reports

The client customer must provide:

  • reception/waiting area
  • arrange patient appointments
  • a suitable, well ventilated and air-conditioned room with blackout blinds
  • examination couch
  • access for bed bound inpatients
  • desk
  • disposable tissue
  • broadband internet connection
  • resuscitation equipment

Our Service Models:

Full-time Service

The highest quality, most efficient service available, tailored to the customer’s needs. For the provision of 10 sessions/week, excluding bank holidays, and for a minimum of five years. IVS will guarantee the service over this period with cover for annual and sickness leave.

Service includes one or more vascular scientist/s and a high-quality duplex ultrasound imaging instrument based at the relevant hospital. We also provide a specialist vascular database system, computers and all other equipment necessary to provide the service, located at the client’s premises.

Portable ultrasound instrument and computer equipment can be made available to provide satellite services at other premises within the trust allowing one stop outreach clinics.

Part-time Services

The number of investigations performed per session, and the rate per investigation, will vary depending on the types of investigation requested;

  • Arterial legs/Varicose veins six limbs per session
  • Carotid investigations seven per session
  • Mixture of investigations seven per session

Sessions can be scheduled on a monthly or weekly basis starting at one session/month up to ten sessions per week.

Examples include:

  • Aneurysm screening and surveillance service: This service is provided at the GP surgery or a local hospital. Sessions are ranged initially depending on the size of the screening population and can then be extended to include a surveillance program.
  • Sickness cover & Waiting list initiatives: Short-term contracts can be arranged to reduce vascular imaging waiting lists or to cover vascular scientist absence/maternity leave.
  • Varicose Vein Ablation Services: IVS can supply mobile ultrasound equipment, laser or radiofrequency generators, a fully trained ultrasonographer and all consumables to support Consultant Surgeons perform a range of varicose vein ablation procedures. Please contact us to discuss IVS’s capabilities.
On-demand service

Using the highest quality portable instruments, IVS can offer a range of services at the customers convenience whether it be at the GP surgery, patients’ home, on the ward or in an outreach clinic. IVS can be contacted directly by telephone and the investigation will usually be performed within 3 hours (unless there are unavoidable staff shortages). Patients within 30 miles of a main IVS hospital referred before 3pm are scanned the same day.

Daily part-time service: A minimum of three investigations can be booked per day up to a maximum of six investigations per day (although this can be increased for an additional overtime rate). The service will be provided on-site at a mutually convenient time, patients can be added to the list as it is in progress but once the scientist as left the premises any subsequent referrals will be added to the list on the following day.