Technology is fallible, and while it has come a long way in the medical industry - it’s still not perfect. Any surgeon knows that “going in blind” is never step one. However, no one can predict when a local PACS will crash, internet service will be down, or even if the power will go out. If you happen to be in surgery, unless if you have the physical films present, you are taking a great risk. Don’t be caught without a roadmap to your operation. Here’s an idea for a backup solution for such a predicament.
Every physician understands the need for insurance. No doctor would practice without it - but have you considered insurance for your medical image storage? If you store medical images, the Cloud is a very viable alternative that can provide you with the assurances you require.