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COMPUTERS IN RADIOLOGY Table of Contents   
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 150-154
Cloud computing for radiologists


1 Department of Radiology, Dr. D Y Patil Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, India
2 Metrosouth Medical Center, Blue Island, IL, Medical Director, Radiology Reports Online, Lombard, IL, USA

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.107166

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Cloud computing is a concept wherein a computer grid is created using the Internet with the sole purpose of utilizing shared resources such as computer software, hardware, on a pay-per-use model. Using Cloud computing, radiology users can efficiently manage multimodality imaging units by using the latest software and hardware without paying huge upfront costs. Cloud computing systems usually work on public, private, hybrid, or community models. Using the various components of a Cloud, such as applications, client, infrastructure, storage, services, and processing power, Cloud computing can help imaging units rapidly scale and descale operations and avoid huge spending on maintenance of costly applications and storage. Cloud computing allows flexibility in imaging. It sets free radiology from the confines of a hospital and creates a virtual mobile office. The downsides to Cloud computing involve security and privacy issues which need to be addressed to ensure the success of Cloud computing in the future.


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