—Information technologies had became means of
universal development by rapidly growing in the recent years.
And the health sector is the leading one among these sectors.
While medical information and laboratory test results –among
the data sets generated at health institutions-- occupy a small
space as data due to being in text form, digital images occupy a
large space in discs due to being pictures. Thus the storage and
use of digital images is becoming a significant problem for the
institutions. Within the frame of this study, solutions regarding
the points to be considered in Data Storage solutions -by using
the data sets of Hospital of University of Firat as sample-, how
the planning should be made and the optimization of data
storage areas had been emphasized.
—PACS, data storage, DICOM, network.
Ayhan Akbal is with the Department of Electrical and Electronics
Engineering, Fırat University Elazig, Turkey (e-mail:
Erhan Akbal is with the Department of Digital Forensic Engineering,
Fırat University Elazig, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Ayhan Akbal and Erhan Akbal, "Scalable Data Storage Analysis and Solution for Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 285-288, 2016.