Medical Image Archiving

Managing the storage of medical images has long been a challenge for medical institutions. HUAWEI CLOUD provides OBS for image storage and archiving, which is a cost-effective solution that ensures the high reliability of image data.
Solution Advantages
  • Full-stack ICT Services

    HUAWEI CLOUD provides full-stack ICT public cloud services to meet the requirements of medical image cloud services. In addition, it can be flexibly used for application development, testing, and deployment to maintain sustainable service capabilities.

  • Anytime and Anywhere

    Huawei OBS presents multiple choices for medical institutions to meet their image data archiving requirements. In addition, it integrates with core services such as Direct Connect and Elastic Cloud Server (ECS) to provide end-to-end assurances in reliability for image data archiving.

  • Non-Disruptive Services

    The comprehensive archiving services cover hybrid storage, active-active archiving, and cloud storage archiving of medical image data, meeting the service development requirements of new healthcare institutions in the new era. HUAWEI CLOUD provides 24/7 support to ensure non-disruptive cloud services.

  • Security and Integrity

    Huawei OBS provides eleven-nine reliability to ensure system-level security of medical image data. HUAWEI CLOUD has received several authentications, such as Cloud Service Classified Protection Level III by the MPS of China, and ISO27001:2015 certification.

Business Challenges
  • Non-Disruptive Services

    Deploying PACS on the public cloud enables 24/7 service continuity and does not disrupt normal service flow.

  • Data Security and Integrity

    Problems and data errors increase as the medical image accesses increase. An integrated storage and management platform for videos running on the cloud platform solves these issues. Reducing unnecessary offline operation of data is also a must to improve data integrity.

  • Heavy Cost

    Legacy PACS, dependent on fat clients, is installed on local PCs or servers, resulting in high management costs for non-core businesses and complicated maintenance and upgrade of PACS.

  • Wide Access

    PACS has become an enterprise-class tool for all professionals in the healthcare industry. Collaboration between departments requires wide access that depends on sharing of medical image data, something cloud storage is most suited to fulfill.

Typical Scenarios
  • Hybrid Storage

  • Offline Archiving

  • Active-Active Archiving

  • Cloud Storage

Hybrid Storage

PACS saves image files to the public cloud object storage without the need to modify interfaces.

  1. Hybrid Medical Data Storage

    The Medical Image Archiving solution provides unified NAS interfaces for medical applications and mounts local file systems to ensure that application interfaces are compatible with local storage. In addition, it provides data center-level local cache for application processing, improving data transmission efficiency. It connects to OBS to store user data on the public cloud, so that files can be shared across departments and locations.

  2. Medical Data Archiving

    No hardware needs to be deployed in hospitals. The storage gateway is deployed with the ECS service and unified NAS interfaces are provided.

  3. Data is uploaded to the object storage through a VPN, meeting the long-term archiving requirements of medical data.

  4. HUAWEI CLOUD has received the following authentications: C-STAR, Trusted Cloud by MIIT China, Cloud Service Cybersecurity Evaluation by the Cyberspace Administration of China, Cloud Service Classified Protection Level III by the MPS of China, and ISO27001:2015.

  5. Related Services

    Object Storage Service

    Virtual Private Network

    Elastic Cloud Server

Offline Archiving

Medical images can be archived to OBS on HUAWEI CLOUD in offline mode with low cost.

  1. OBS

    OBS provides highly reliable long-term archiving and storage of medical image data in offline mode and at low price for per storage unit.

  2. Offline Archiving

    Storage backup and software recovery can be used to upload medical image data to OBS through Direct Connect or a VPN, allowing for long-term medical data archiving.

  3. HUAWEI CLOUD has received the following authentications: C-STAR, Trusted Cloud by MIIT China, Cloud Service Cybersecurity Evaluation by the Cyberspace Administration of China, Cloud Service Classified Protection Level III by the MPS of China, and ISO27001:2015.

  4. Related Services

    Object Storage Service

    Direct Connect

    Virtual Private Network

Active-Active Archiving

The image services of modern medical institutions have active-active access requirements for image data on local and cloud (on- and off-premise) platforms. Through the public cloud gateway, PACS can archive local image data to OBS on the cloud platform. When patients leave the hospital, they can also remotely access their image data.

  1. Cloud Storage

    OBS provides 99.99% availability and eleven-nine durability. This solution provides a seamless and storage cost reduction solution for existing PACS and supports the on-demand use of at-scale storage resources. It can be used together with ECS to provide flexible active-active image data archiving and access solutions.

  2. Image Index and Service Management Database

    HUAWEI CLOUD RDS supports MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, allowing for image indexing and management. RDS can be integrated with ECS to cope with service pressure arising from long-term accesses from multi-party users.

  3. Related Services

    Object Storage Service

    Elastic Cloud Server

    Elastic Load Balance

    RDS for MySQL

    Virtual Private Network

Cloud Storage

Professional medical imaging centers and community clinics store medical images on the public cloud when no private IT environment is available. HUAWEI CLOUD provides OBS to store image data and ECS to support PACS application services for accessing and managing medical image data.

  1. OBS for Cloud Storage Pool

    Huawei OBS provides 99.99% availability and eleven-nines durability. This solution provides a seamless storage cost reduction solution for existing PACS and supports the on-demand use of at-scale storage resources. It can be used by professional medical imaging centers and community clinics to set up a storage pool on the HUAWEI CLOUD platform for storing medical image data.

  2. GACS for HPC

    GPU-accelerated Cloud Server (GACS) provides outstanding floating-point computing capabilities. This service is particularly suited to scenarios that require real-time, high concurrency, and capacity-intensive computing. GACS supports ECSs of 1, 2, or 4 GPU cards and BMSs of 8 GPU cards, matching flexible medical image processing and analysis scenarios.

  3. Related Services

    Object Storage Service

    Elastic Cloud Server

    Elastic Load Balance

    RDS for MySQL

    Virtual Private Network

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