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Keywords:

  • digitized radiographs;
  • digitized X-rays;
  • telemedicine;
  • teleradiology

Veterinary teleradiology was first commercially introduced in the early 1990s with limited success, mostly influenced by slow Internet speeds and large file sizes. Currently the practice of teleradiology in veterinary medicine is widespread due to the availability of broadband Internet connections, image compression, and economically priced PACS and DICOM software. This review article will discuss the current applications, equipment and configuration needs, the medicolegal aspects, image file formats, and methods of transmission needed for teleradiology in veterinary medicine.