Image Submission Methods

A. Digital Image Submission 


If you are submitting digital images, please supply the images in DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) format.

DICOM images can be submitted in various ways:


Submission of full DICOM studies can be achieved by uploading/exporting from your digital system at your veterinary practice to Use the email address to notify me.

This ensures ease of submission of DICOM images and a fast turnaround time, without the hassles and inconvenience of postal delays and burning CD’s.  For full details on how use this service, veterinarians can email me.

NOTE: Unfortunately I do not accept DICOM images being sent via email.

2. By Post / Courier

DICOM digital images submitted on a CD via the post. 

The CD must be labelled providing the details of the patient(s). The CD may have the DICOM images alone (preferred) or may include a viewing program. 

For Hip and elbow dysplasia certification

ONLY images in the DICOM format are acceptable, and low resolution JPEG images will not be accepted.

For Clinical cases:

Images in the DICOM format should preferably be submitted. JPEG images have a low resolution and the image quality is compromised and this can result in a reduced diagnostic yield. 

 B. Regular films by post/courier**

Films can be sent by parcel post or courier.

IMPORTANT: Please use a parcel tracking number and SMS or email the number to me once the parcel is dispatched to ensure efficient delivery.

Overnight speed services courier through the Post Office to my postal address (counter-to-counter option) may be used or any other direct courier for more urgent cases (physical address available –please phone/email Dr van Staden) .

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