Richard Pole

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), SVT

Current Position: Operations Director & Senior Clinical Vascular Scientist
SVT: Full: 169

Indemnity: Society of Radiographers (75628)

Clinical Experience           

Mr Richard Pole has been a Clinical Vascular Scientist at the Wythenshawe Hospital; part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust since 1995. Between 1998-2012 he was the Vascular Studies Unit Manager and from 2002 has held the post of Operations Director.

Mr Pole has worked in the field of vascular science for over 25 years, undertaking 1,800 vascular ultrasound investigations during 2018-2019. He is expert in a wide range of vascular ultrasound imaging modalities:

  • Aneurysm - EVAR
  • Aneurysm (AAA; Iliac; Femoral; Popliteal; Visceral etc.)
  • Arterial Pseudoaneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (Arterial & Venous, inc. Paget Schroder
  • Peripheral Arterial – Upper Limb, lower limb and graft surveillance. Inc. popliteal entrapment syndrome
  • Abdominal Arterial – Visceral/Renal/Portal. Inc. Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome
  • Extracranial Carotid Duplex
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Varicose Vein Assessment
  • Vein Mapping prior to Cardiac or Peripheral bypass
  • Deep and Superficial Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

Mr Pole helped develop IVS Ltd, the largest and most innovative vascular diagnostic and screening companies in the UK. Leading a team of over fifty clinical vascular scientists, his company performs over 80,000 vascular investigations across the NW of England annually. IVS became the first vascular diagnostic service in the country to be accredited by UKAS.

Clinical Interests                            

Mr Pole has clinical interests in carotid/cardiac surgery, cerebral perfusion injuries and mycotic aneurysms.

Research Interests           

Mr Pole is particularly interested in the application of 3D ultrasound in the diagnosis of vascular disease and in cardio-vascular disease and fitness. In 2007, he presented a paper on: “Differential diagnoses of infra-popliteal aneurysms” at the SVT national conference


Mr Pole has authored a number of publications covering cerebral perfusion and injury, carotid endarterectomy, stroke, deep vein thrombosis and subclavian vein thrombosis.

Additional Appointments

Chair of Management meetings for Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between University of Manchester and IVS for our Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS) Corelab project.

Founder and Director of Tomorrow Cardio-vascular Screening Ltd.

Prizes and Awards                        

2007: Circulation Foundation Prize

2015: Anne Donald Vascular Scientist of the Year

Memberships of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies            

Society of Vascular Technology of GB and Eire (169)

Society of Radiographers (75628)

Academy of Healthcare Science (10846)

Teaching & Learning         

1998-2004: Member of the SVT Education Committee

1999-2003: Practical accreditation examiner for SVT

1999-2003: SVT representative of the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE)

2000-2005: CASE course accreditor

2000-2006: Honorary CASE Secretary

Attended and presented at European Society of Vascular Surgery meetings in Lyon (2017), Valencia (2018) and Hamburg (2019) as Academic Convenor.


Mr Richard Pole has undergone his medico-legal training with Bond Solon and is working towards the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Civil Expert Witness Certificate. He is happy to receive instructions in both clinical negligence and personal injury matters, in addition to coronial law matters. He can turn around reports within six-weeks, sooner if required.