In previous blog posts, you've been presented with a lot of high-level information giving you a strategic overview of the field of medical image sharing. Naturally, your very next question should be: "What should I actually do with this information?"
When people are in the market for an onsite or cloud-based picture archiving and communications system (PACS) solution, they usually focus on all the shiny new features that they'll be getting. It's often only after they've decided on a solution that they consider how they might be able to migrate their legacy medical data into their new PACS.
Topics: cloud medical imaging
For many health care practices and facilities, the cloud holds a lot of promise for the storage and access of medical imaging studies, by physicians and patients alike. The good news is that cloud storage can typically find an application for nearly every type of medical imaging modality, from CT scanners to MRI machines and everything in between.
Using a hospital picture archiving and communications system (PACS) for storing medical imaging studies is a tempting choice for many physicians who have credentials at a hospital facility. Instead of having to deal with the cost and burden of setting up your own system, you can use an existing PACS that someone else pays for and is responsible for supporting.