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Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2008 Jan-Feb;49(1 Suppl 1):S37-41.

Digital image storage.

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Veterinary Imaging Center of San Diego Inc., 7520-7524 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111, USA.


Digital image archival requires less physical storage space, allows for rapid storage and retrieval and avoids loss in image quality over time or with image duplication compared with film storage. Because medical imaging data are critically important and, by law, must be stored in a safe, accessible manner, it is imperative not to have one computer error destroy all copies of the image data. Several options for image storage media are available including magnetic tape, optical media, spinning disks and solid state. Other considerations include on-site vs. off-site storage, redundancy, on-line vs. off-line storage, and removable storage media for disaster recovery. The different storage media can be used in different configurations to provide sufficient protection of digital data. Choose a storage system that will keep your data safe from unauthorized access, hardware failure, and clinic disasters.

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