Under the Directorship of Dr Steven Rogers, IVS have supported several commercial and academic studies with numerous high-ranking publications. Our state of the art and welcoming labs are fully equipped to accommodate a variety of research studies including first-in-man and randomised control trials. Our recent work has involved the development of tomographic 3D ultrasound funded by a €2.1 million Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission where expert reviewers commented that our research had “immediate or potential patient benefit”. Additionally, IVS has an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership to establish digitally enhanced remote image review to extend its expert reach to a wider range of patients.

We are always receptive to innovating and interesting research projects. Feel free to email us at: info@ivs-online.co.uk or give us a call on: 0161 883 3026.

Research Services offered by IVS Ltd

  • Idea and innovation generation
  • Public and Participant Involvement (PPI)
  • Research study design
  • Research document writing (protocols and consent forms, etc)
  • Grant application writing
  • Study management and data collection
  • Ultrasound scanning for data collection & follow-up
  • Expert innovation advice/development for manufacture
  • Statistical interpretation and write up
  • Publication and dissemination
  • Support in guideline writing and submission

Our Equipment

  • Ultrasound: Mindray – Resona7 and M9, Philips – Epiq and Affiniti
  • Trans Cranial Doppler machine – Doppler Box DWL
  • Laser Speckle Contrast Imager – Moor instruments FLPI-2.

A tomographic 3D ultrasound image of an abdominal aortic aneurysm with mural thrombosis.

A tomographic 3D ultrasound of an internal carotid artery stenosis in a patient following stroke.

A tomographic 3D ultrasound map of the arteries and veins in the forearm prior to arterio-venous fistula creation.


  • S. Rogers, J. Carreira, A. Phair, C. Olech, J. Ghosh, C. McCollum (2020). “Comparison of below knee contrast-enhanced 3D tomographic ultrasound to CT, MR or Catheter angiography for peripheral artery imaging.” Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. [In press] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.10.007
  • S. Rogers, M. Hughes, J. Carreira, T. Moore, J. Manning, G. Dinsdale, C. McCollum, A. Herrick (2020). “Imaging digital arteries in systemic sclerosis by tomographic 3-D ultrasound.” Rheumatol Int. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-020-04675-5
  • J. Nayahangan, R Vila, J. Lawaetz, J. Lorenzo, K. Bredahl, M. Lawaetz, G. Mestres, L. Westerlin, S. Rogers, F, Fernandes, L. Konge, J. Eiberg (2020). “Ensuring competence in performing basic vascular ultrasound: a validity investigation of a comprehensive assessment tool.” Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. [In Press] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.07.075
  • T. Chatwary, D. Seriki, S. Rogers, E. Katsogridakis, J. Ghosh (2020). “Endovascular aneurysm repair assisted by CO2 digital subtraction angiography and intra-operative contrast-enhanced ultrasonography: mid-term outcomes from a single centre.” A Vasc Surg. [In Press] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2020.06.036
  • M. Hughes, S. Rogers, G. Lepri, C. Bruni, M. Matucci-Cerinic (2020). “Further evidence that chilblains are a cutaneuous manifestation of COVID-19 infection.” Br J Dermatol doi: 10.1111/bjd.19243 [Epub ahead of print]
  • S. Rogers and M. Hughes (2020). “Forgetting ‘routine’ DVT and stroke during COVID-19 is a parallel pandemic that will be costly if ignored.” J Vasc Surg 72(2): 761–763 doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.04.486
  • S. Rogers and M. Hughes (2020). “Proper digital artery vasospasm in primary Raynaurds Phenomenon.” Eur J Rheumatology 10.5152/ eurjrheum.2020.19211 [Epub Ahead of Print]
  • S. Rogers, R. Pole, A. Picton, C. McCollum (2020). “Imaging subclavian vein DVT by duplex ultrasound: Getting it right.” J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 8(4). P700-701. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2020.01.020

Grant Successes

  • 2020: £4000, Supine vs Sitting Carotid Duplex criteria, SVTGBI.
  • 2020: £4000, Developing a pelvic vein incompetence threshold using Duplex, SVTGBI.
  • 2019: £116,000, Vascular Core Laboratory, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with IVS and UNIMAN, Innovate UK.
  • 2018: £4000, Popliteal artery entrapment diagnostic criteria, SVTGBI.
  • 2017: €2.1 million, Tomographic Ultrasound for Vascular Surgery, Phase 2 - European Commissions Horizon 2020 programme.
  • 2017: £4000, 3D ultrasound grey scale median assessment of Carotid Plaque vulnerability, SVTGBI.
  • 2016: €50,000, Tomographic Ultrasound for Vascular Surgery, Phase 1 - European Commissions Horizon 2020 programme.
  • £143,241, Other research income.

Research partners