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X-rays and Other Medical Images Now Available on My HealtheVet
Files Can be Shared with Doctors Anywhere
X-rays, Mammograms, CT scans and MRIs can be viewed in My HealtheVet's newest feature, VA Medical Images and Reports. As part of the Blue Button choices available to Veterans with a Premium account, Veteran patients can view, download, and print many of their medical images and reports online. They can be downloaded and then shared with their doctors inside and out of the VA health care system.
The VA Medical Images and Reports feature is a new way to access your information online, instead of traveling to a VA facility to pick up copies of images and reports in-person.
How Can You See Your VA Medical Images and Reports?
Login to your My HealtheVet Premium account
Select Health Records on the My HealtheVet home page screen
Select VA Medical Images and Reports
Select Check Updates
Select View Report to view, print or download a PDF copy of the Radiology Report for the desired study
Select the Request Images link for the study you want
Not all study images are available. If the study images are not available, you can still access the Report by selecting the View Report link
Viewing, Downloading, and Sharing Your Medical Images and Report
View your Images and Report: You can view thumbnail images online and view, print, and download a copy of your Radiology Report
Download your DICOM Images: You can also download a zip file that includes a copy of your diagnostic quality images (DICOM Images) along with the Radiology Report by selecting the Download link. If you wish to view the DICOM images you can also opt to select and install a free DICOM Image Viewer. Some suggested viewers are listed in the VA Medical Images and Reports User Guide
Share: You can share these DICOM images with a provider by downloading them to a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, personal subscription service (such as iCloud or DropBox), or any portable drive
What are Veterans Saying?
The VA Medical Images and Reports feature was first introduced at several VA Medical Centers since August 2017 to collect feedback from Veterans. Quite a few Veterans had good things to say about it:
"This is awesome if I ever need to share the images and reports with other providers in the future. Thank you so much for providing this for us!"
Another Veteran told us "I downloaded a free version of viewing software and had crystal clear images. I am so glad this feature is available so I could show my X-rays to my husband."
If You Have Questions
Visit www.myhealth.va.gov and select 'Contact' in the upper right corner,
Call the My HealtheVet Help Desk at 1-877-327-0022 or 800-877-8339 (TTY), Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Central Time), or
Contact the My HealtheVet Coordinator at your local VA Medical Center.
VA Medical Images and Reports User Guide
Created April 18, 2018