Towards a More Cloud-Friendly Medical Imaging Applications Architecture: A Modest Proposal

Steve G. Langer, Ken Persons, Bradley J. Erickson, Dan Blezek

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Recent information technology literature, in general, and radiology trade journals, in particular, are rife with allusions to the "cloud" suggesting that moving one's compute and storage assets into someone else's data center magically solves cost, performance, and elasticity problems. More likely, one is only trading one set of problems for another, including greater latency (aka slower turnaround times) since the image data must now leave the local area network and travel longer paths via encrypted tunnels. To offset this, an imaging system design is needed that reduces the number of high-latency image transmissions, yet can still leverage cloud strengths. This work explores the requirements for such a design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-64
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013


  • Cloud
  • IHE
  • WADO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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