VetRad maintains quality control standards, similar to those in human teleradiology, to ensure the highest diagnostic accuracy of our interpretations. We utilize state-of-the-art teleradiology workstations, comprised of powerful computers coupled to high resolution viewing monitors, to evaluate your DICOM digital radiographs. We do not accept JPEG image submissions via email.

At no charge, our teleradiology specialists will hook up your digital radiography equipment over the Internet to our computer workstations in as little as 15 minutes.

If you’re thinking of going digital, and are overwhelmed by the prospect, we’re here to help! We can assist you with equipment recommendations and a free teleradiology hookup. Please download Should I Buy a Digital Radiography System?

For a free teleradiology hookup, or for further information, please call us 24/7/365 at 1.888.483.8723. You can also email us at


Avoiding the “Miss”

Errors interpreting x-rays are of two types:

  1. An abnormality is not seen on the x-rays (the “miss”).
  2. An abnormality is seen but misinterpreted.

The “miss” account for 80% of all x-ray interpretation errors.

Most veterinarians don’t send x-rays for a second opinion unless they see something on their x-rays that they question.

If you only send x-rays for a second opinion when you see something that you question, you’re completely overlooking the possibility of a “miss”.