This article is a recap of a webinar about the future of medical and research imaging at universities–a continuation of Qumulo’s Higher Ed Qonversations webinar series.

Modern medical imaging technology–3D, 4D, and 5D–is revolutionizing patient care. Hospitals, clinics, and research institutions are eager to provide these capabilities and yet their storage infrastructures were designed for a previous generation of technology, relying upon different arrays and expecting studies to be significantly smaller.

Between the increase in the number of studies per patient, ever-increasing capacity requirements from larger and more diffuse studies, new remote collaboration needs and stringent budgets, legacy storage infrastructure is often an impediment to next-generation imaging technology–specifically Picture Archive and Communications Systems (PACS) and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA).

The shift to a storage architecture built for modern healthcare PACS

Many research hospitals and medical providers are upgrading to a modern storage architecture built for healthcare PACS. Doing so significantly increases performance and capacity, and improves clinical staff productivity while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).

How do you get there and ensure your modern PACS imaging technology has the performance and economics your university needs from a single storage cluster?

In our latest webinar on PACS and medical imaging, hear from Zaher Hulays, Technical Alliances Manager at Qumulo, and an expert in PACS / VNA imaging technology, as he explains the difference between a traditional PACS implementation and a modern, single-tier file storage PACS archive. He also discusses:

  • How universities can benefit from more efficient and economical single-tier storage systems, based on the modern file data architectures being implemented at large hospitals and healthcare organizations
  • How the Qumulo File Data Platform is uniquely positioned to support medical and research imaging use cases at both clinical and research institutions
  • How a modern PACS workflow uses smarter storage technologies, such as Qumulo Hybrid (SSD/HDD) file storage with intelligent predictive caching

New innovations in storage technology delivers faster access to essential clinical imaging data

This Higher Ed Qonversation was designed as an introduction to the evolving PACS imaging landscape to help you consider the use cases for a modern medical and research imaging system at your university. Qumulo can help hospitals, clinics, and research institutions succeed with a single-tier hybrid cloud file system that delivers faster access to data for life sciences research, and enables physicians to diagnose and treat patients earlier.

If you have questions about your medical and research imaging storage architecture, please reach out to me at: If you’re interested in learning more? Subscribe to the Qumulo YouTube channel, where you can view our full Higher Ed Playlist at your own leisure.



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