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REFERRAL FILM READING SERVICE

We welcome submission of traditional hard copy radiographic studies. As of February 1st, 2015, submission of digital images for radiographic interpretation should be done using DropBox. Please see the options below for using our Referral Film Reading Service. Would you like to submit hard copy radiographs? See the link for Conventional (Hard copy) Radiographs

Do you have a digital radiography system and would like to submit a CT or MRI? See the link for Teleradiology.

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Radiographic Evaluation Charges:

$12   for each additional site
$12   for additional oral consultation (in addition to *)
$50 Up to 2 anatomical sites; interpretation rendered via fax / email within 24 hours of receipt; reports for cases submitted Friday afternoon will be provided by the following Monday
$20 Additional charge for CD submission
$100   MR and CT Evaluation, 1 site
$50   MR and CT Evaluation, every additional site

*** For extensive studies involving a large number of radiographs including upper GI studies or fluoroscopic images, please contact UTCVM as additional charges may apply.

Teleradiology:

The submission of studies is via DropBox.

All digital images must be submitted in original DICOM format. Other formats are not adequate for image interpretation as resolution and image manipulation are severely limited. We do not accept JPG or analog images that have been converted to DICOM format.

First time submission;

If you are wishing to submit a digitalreferral and have never done so, please contact:

  • Referral Film Reading Service
  • Radiology Section
  • Department of Small Animal Clinical Science
  • The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tel: (865)974-5806
  • Fax: (865)974-5609
  • Email: radiology@utk.edu

Conventional (Hardcopy) Radiographs:

Mail film to us -- please include the Referral Film Request Form* - The Referral Film Request Form is a PDF file. You can type directly into it and then print it and submit it with your radiographs.

To ensure fast turnaround of interpretation reports, please include either your fax number or an email address.

Mail Radiographs to:

  • Referral Film Reading Service
  • Radiology Section
  • University of Tennessee
  • C247 Veterinary Medical Center
  • Knoxville, TN 37996-4544

Radiographs can also be dropped off at the radiology section (see contact info below) and the report will be sent as described for mail-in films.

The radiographs will be mailed back to your hospital by US Postal Service.

Submission of digital images on CD:

If you wish to submit a CD with DICOM digital images, please note that there will be an additional charge of $20 added to cover the costs of handling these images. All digital images must be submitted in original DICOM format. Other formats are not adequate for image interprestation as resolution and image manipulation are severely limited. We do not accept JPG or analog images that have been converted to DICOM format.

Oral Consultation:

Oral interpretation/consultation in addition to written report is available for an additional fee of $12.

Transferring Digital Images to specialty services at the UT Veterinary Medical Center:

Images for specialty services here at UTCVM (e.g. orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, etc.) can be submitted for transfer to these services via the referral coordinator at the email utvetref@utk.edu While all imaging studies need to be sent in DICOM format, advanced imaging (CT and MRI) should be sent via CD due to the large size of these files; CDs can be sent with the owner at the time of the appointment.

CT and MRI Evaluation Charges:

The charge for MR and CT evaluation is $150.00. The same charge applies to fluorscopic studies and upper GI studies with an extensive number of images.

Ultrasound Image Evaluation - not offered

Due to the operator-dependent nature of ultrasound, we are unable to provide referral reading of ultrasound videos and ultrasound still images.

Problems?

For questions or concerns regarding submission or interpretation of a study, please contact the Radiology Section at (865)974-5806 or (865)974-5809.

Mail File To and Contact Info:

  • Referral Film Reading Service
  • Radiology Section
  • Department of Small Animal Clinical Science
  • C247 Veterinary Medical Center
  • Knoxville TN 37996-4544
  • Tel: (865)974-5806 or (865)974-5809
  • Fax: (865)974-5609

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