Government and Regulations

Veterans Can Now Access Medical Images and Reports Online

VA goes paperless and turns to HealtheVet for veterans to request health records and reports.


Veterans with a premium account on My Health eVet no longer need to make an in-person visit to get their medical images and associated study reports—now they can do it online. VA Medical Images and Reports allows users to view, download, and share copies of their radiology studies, including x-rays, mammograms, MRIs, and CTs, from the VA Electronic Health Record.

Radiology studies are available in My Health eVet 3 calendar days after the study report has been verified. When a request for a specific study is completed, veterans can view a lower resolution thumbnail copy of the images and the radiology report online or download a zip file with the information. For studies with large files, the user can opt to receive an e-mail notification when the download request is complete.

To view diagnostic-quality images, veterans may install a free medical image viewer on their computer. The images and reports can be copied to a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, or any portable drive to share with providers, across VA settings and outside the VA.

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