The Digitized Medical Image Archiving Outlook to 2015

Date: December 22, 2010
Pages: 83
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The Digitized Medical Image Archiving Outlook to 2015
Medical imaging technology is moving from film-based physician analysis to digitized on-screen diagnosis. This report forecasts the storage space requirements for diagnostic images generated by MRI, CT, ultrasound, C-arms, and nuclear medicine. Over the next decade, as the output from imaging modalities increases in resolution quality, there will be a greater requirement storage space for digital images. This report analyzes the requirement of digital storage space for archived medical images up to 2015 for the following countries: the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, Benelux, and Japan.

Scope of this research
  • Identify the digital storage space requirements for medical images in prominent markets such as the US, Europe, and Japan.
  • Understand the various architectures developed to archive and manage digital medical images.
  • Analyze the factors that will drive growth for digital medium storage.
  • Assess the ways in which PACS installation is evolving continuously to meet the challenges posed by hospital productivity and physician availability.
  • Understand the implications of growth in storage requirements and steps to be taken in response.
Research and analysis highlights

Digital Imaging in Communication and Medicine (DICOM) is an image-specific standard that converts acquired images from the medical image modality into a format that can be interpreted by the PACS module. Health Level 7 (HL7) governs data transfer from all Information Technology (IT)-enabled ancillary systems, including PACS.

The faster return on investment has been the unique selling proposition for PACS modules over the past five to seven years. With more and more physicians opting to choose digital image screening over film-based ones, the requirement for digital storage space is increasing exponentially.

For over 75% of the diagnostic procedures executed, the digital images are accessed frequently for the first six to eight months, following which the images remain dormant in the storage modules. The information lifecycle management algorithm allocates storage space and accelerates image retrieval according to the frequency of access.

Key reasons to purchase this research
  • How much digital storage space is required for storing medical images in the US, Europe, and Japan?
  • What is the growth rate of digital storage space requirements in various countries?
  • In what ways are PACS and MIAS mutually inclusive systems?
  • What type of networks exist to ensure smooth digital information flow in hospitals?
  • How should hospital administrators and storage vendors respond to the forecasted storage requirements?

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Executive summary
Introduction to PACS and image archiving
Medical image archive system
Image archive storage requirements

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

What is this report about?
Methodology

CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTION TO PACS AND IMAGE ARCHIVING

Summary
Overview
Standards governing PACS and MIAS
DICOM
Health Level 7
Services-Aware Interoperability Framework (SAIF)
Arden syntax
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
PACS
Overview
Digital image compression
Market dynamics
Challenges
Interoperability issues between PACS and archive hardware
Influence of file-size on image retrieval
Applicability of DICOM standards
Department-specific image storage modules
Drivers
Availability of high capacity storage modules in a compact size
Affordability and scalability of MIAS modules
Improvements to hospital productivity and workflow efficiency
Resistors
High initial investment
Lag between technological advances and DICOM/HL7 standards

CHAPTER 3 MEDICAL IMAGE ARCHIVE SYSTEM

Summary
Introduction
MIAS overview
MIAS storage overview
Information lifecycle management
MIAS algorithm and data recovery
ASP model
MIAS storage architecture
DAS
NAS
SAN

CHAPTER 4 IMAGE ARCHIVE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

Summary
Overview
File-size nomenclature
Modality and average file-size of images
Regional storage forecasts
Overview
Important notes for interpreting data from tables
“Total digital storage space requirement” tables
“Annual storage space requirement per 100-bed hospital” tables
North America
United States (US)
Canada
Total North America
Europe
United Kingdom (UK)
France
Germany
Spain
Italy
Scandinavia
Benelux
Total Europe
Japan
Consequences and implications of transitioning to digital image archiving
What does it mean for hospitals and archiving administrators?
What does it mean for the MIAS vendors?

APPENDIX

Abbreviations

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Hospital IT workflow system
Figure 2: PACS workflow configuration
Figure 3: ASP workflow network
Figure 4: Storage area network (SAN)
Figure 5: US total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 6: Canada total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 7: North America total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 8: UK total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 9: France total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 10: Germany total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 11: Spain total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 12: Italy total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 13: Scandinavia total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 14: Benelux total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 15: Europe total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Figure 16: Japan total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015

TABLE OF TABLES

Table 1: Digital image file-size nomenclature (order of bytes)
Table 2: Digital medical image file-size (2:1) for common diagnostic examinations
Table 3: US annual storage space requirement per 100-bed hospital, 2009
Table 4: US population statistics, 2009
Table 5: US healthcare imaging statistics, 2009
Table 6: US total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 7: US storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 8: Canada annual storage space requirement per 100-bed hospital, 2009
Table 9: Canada population statistics, 2009
Table 10: Canada healthcare imaging statistics, 2009
Table 11: Canada total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 12: Canada storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 13: North America total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 14: Europe annual storage space requirement per 100-bed hospital, 2009
Table 15: UK population statistics, 2009
Table 16: UK healthcare imaging statistics
Table 17: UK total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 18: UK storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 19: France population statistics, 2009
Table 20: France healthcare imaging statistics, 2009
Table 21: France total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 22: France storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 23: Germany population statistics, 2009
Table 24: Germany healthcare imaging statistics, 2009
Table 25: Germany total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 26: Germany storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 27: Spain population statistics, 2009
Table 28: Spain healthcare imaging statistics
Table 29: Spain total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 30: Spain storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 31: Italy population statistics, 2009
Table 32: Italy healthcare imaging statistics, 2009
Table 33: Italy total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 34: Italy storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 35: Scandinavia population statistics, 2009
Table 36: Scandinavia healthcare imaging statistics, 2009
Table 37: Scandinavia total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 38: Scandinavia storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 39: Benelux population statistics, 2009
Table 40: Benelux healthcare imaging statistics, 2009
Table 41: Benelux total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 42: Benelux storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
Table 43: Europe total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 44: Japan annual storage space requirement per 100-bed hospital, 2009
Table 45: Japan population statistics, 2009
Table 46: Japan healthcare imaging statistics, 2009
Table 47: Japan total digital storage space requirement, 2009–2015
Table 48: Japan storage requirement CAGR, 2009–2015
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