Letter to the Editor
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2014
© 2014 American College of Veterinary Radiology
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 55, Issue 1, page 4, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Reese, D. J. (2014), LETTER TO THE EDITOR. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 55: 4. doi: 10.1111/vru.12087_1
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 13 JAN 2014
In a recent publication (Stadler C and O'Brien R. Computed Tomography of nonanesthetized cats with upper airway obstruction. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2013; 53: 231–236), there were two images (Fig. 5 B and D) that were published containing the medical record number and name of the patient.
As a medical journal, despite not being constrained by the laws of HIPPA, I am concerned with this practice. I have noticed this in other journals as well. As the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the major international journal for diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine, I believe it is important to maintain the highest standards of reporting and publishing information.
It is with this in mind that I would suggest amending the author guidelines to state that patient and client information should not be present on images submitted for publication.
Thank you for your time and consideration with this matter.