Storing Medical Images in the Digital Age: The Need for Universal and Technologically Appropriate Guidelines.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Jun;14(6):752-754. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.02.029. Epub 2017 May 3. Mezrich JL1, Siegel E2.
Data storage has always represented a balancing act between the utility and need to maintain data and the physical and technological limitations of storage capacity and retrieval time incumbent in storing, cataloging, and manipulating data. At one time, the storage and maintenance of radiologic images were Herculean chores. Today the file room has been reduced to a handful of spinning disks. With the elimination of film, we are no longer faced with the issues of time-related image degradation and loss.