Challenges for data storage in medical imaging research

Steve G. Langer

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-207
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Information Storage and Retrieval
Medical imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
Biomedical Research
Research Personnel
Data storage equipment
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Outsourcing
Outsourced Services
Cloud computing
Information technology
Data Mining
Data mining
Information Dissemination
Financial Management
Personnel
Processing
Technology

Keywords

  • Imaging informatics
  • Information storage and retrieval
  • Internet technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Medicine(all)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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In: Journal of Digital Imaging, Vol. 24, No. 2, 04.2011, p. 203-207.

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Langer, Steve G. / Challenges for data storage in medical imaging research. In: Journal of Digital Imaging. 2011 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 203-207.
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