Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 203–207 | Cite as

Challenges for Data Storage in Medical Imaging Research



Researchers in medical imaging have multiple challenges for storing, indexing, maintaining viability, and sharing their data. Addressing all these concerns requires a constellation of tools, but not all of them need to be local to the site. In particular, the data storage challenges faced by researchers can begin to require professional information technology skills. With limited human resources and funds, the medical imaging researcher may be better served with an outsourcing strategy for some management aspects. This paper outlines an approach to manage the main objectives faced by medical imaging scientists whose work includes processing and data mining on non-standard file formats, and relating those files to the their DICOM standard descendents. The capacity of the approach scales as the researcher’s need grows by leveraging the on-demand provisioning ability of cloud computing.

Key words

Imaging informatics information storage and retrieval internet technology 


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© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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