By Erik L. Ridley, staff writer
    November 8, 2010

    Education Exhibit | LL-INE1202-TUB | Lakeside Learning Center
    This exhibit will introduce a Web-based tool to help users calculate how much storage volume is required for their PACS.

    Many PACS users around the world don't know the amount of storage or data traffic they need when planning or extending their PACS, said presenter Arpad Bischof, MD, of Image Information Systems of London.

    "Many PACS around the world are either too big -- sometimes five times the amount of storage needed -- while some are too small and slow," Bischof told

    The researchers collected data from institutions around the world -- including small centers and big universities -- to calculate average numbers to predict the amount of data needed for a PACS. They then stored the average volumes in a database and developed a Web-based graphical user interface (GUI) to access it; users can then calculate individual PACS storage volumes needed for their center based on a questionnaire, Bischof said.

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