Research & Innovation

Tomorrow Cardiovascular is the UK’s leading company for vascular imaging innovation and development. In collaboration with medical physicists, surgeons and nurses, our vascular scientists work closely with industry experts from the field of medicine, surgery, pharmaceuticals and medical imaging to continually develop new diagnostics and minimally invasive vascular technologies. By scanning over 80,000 patients a year, Tomorrow Cardiovascular is the ideal collaborator for any researcher.

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Under the tutelage of Dr Steven Rogers, Tomorrow Cardiovascular have supported several large scale commercial and academic studies with numerous high-ranking publications and conference presentations. Our state of the art and welcoming labs are fully equipped to accommodate a variety of research studies including first-in-man, randomised control trials and product development or refinement.Our work has been included in multiple national and international guidelines and the generation of intellectual property that has been leveraged on the open market. We have extensive experience of working both within the UK’s national health service and across borders with other state systems in both the public and private space. 

We have substantial sector leading research and innovation knowledge fostered through collaborations with organisations such as The University of Manchester,Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust,Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust and The Manchester AcademicVascular Research and Innovation Centre (MAVRIC).

We are always receptive to innovating. If you have an industry leading research or innovation project you would like to work with us on or are in the need of some business engagement or advice feel free to email us at: or give us a call on: 0161 883 3026.

Research Services offered

  • Idea and innovation generation
  • Public and Participant Involve mentor Engagement (PPIE)
  • Research study design/methodology
  • Research document writing(protocols and consent forms, etc)
  • Grant application writing
  • Study management, quality control 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


  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.