Researcher coffee catch-up: Improving diagnostic pathway for deep vein thrombosis

  • 5 November 2024
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Online

About the event

During this coffee catch-up University of Bristol researcher, Kerstin Nothnagel, will talk about improving the diagnostic pathway for deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Currently, DVT- symptomatic patients typically visit their GP, who then refers them to a vascular department through A&E. This process is cumbersome and time-consuming, particularly for vulnerable populations such as the elderly, frail and housebound.

To address these challenges, Kerstin is exploring the potential of a software-guided handheld ultrasound device for point-of-care DVT diagnosis.

This innovative approach could allow for DVT diagnosis to be conducted directly at the patient’s home, nursing home or GP surgery. By streamlining the diagnostic pathway, this technology has the potential to reduce hospital admissions, lower costs for the NHS, and improve accessibility to DVT diagnosis for vulnerable patients.

Our speaker

Kerstin Nothnagel is a postgraduate researcher and PhD student at Bristol Medical School. She comes from a nursing background and works as a physician associate in an accident and emergency department.

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