Grid portals meet imaging's data management needs

June 16, 2008

Grid computing has emerged as one answer to demands for information systems to manipulate 2D, 3D, and 4D images, provide video conferencing, and satisfy other evolving telemedical applications.

Grid computing has emerged as one answer to demands for information systems to manipulate 2D, 3D, and 4D images, provide video conferencing, and satisfy other evolving telemedical applications.

A paper from Greece proposes a data-centric network that employs Grid architecture to construct web PACS portals to meet radiology department data management needs (Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007;1:6429-6433). The hardware and software infrastructure is capable of providing reliable, low-cost access to high-end computing. The architecture yields a large-scale computing network from inexpensive off-the-shelf servers and storage devices. All components perform as a logical portal platform to provide web PACS services.