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A Hybrid Data Model to Share Medical Images

by D. Revina Rebecca, I. Elizabeth Shanthi
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 161 - Number 9
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors: D. Revina Rebecca, I. Elizabeth Shanthi

D. Revina Rebecca, I. Elizabeth Shanthi . A Hybrid Data Model to Share Medical Images. International Journal of Computer Applications. 161, 9 ( Mar 2017), 31-36. DOI=10.5120/ijca2017913300

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2017913300,
author = { D. Revina Rebecca, I. Elizabeth Shanthi },
title = { A Hybrid Data Model to Share Medical Images },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Mar 2017 },
volume = { 161 },
number = { 9 },
month = { Mar },
year = { 2017 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 31-36 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijca2017913300 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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The challenges involved in effectively storing, retrieving and sharing medical images have led the researchers to look into various means and methods of doing the same. It is the need of the hour for a hybrid data model which will solve all the challenges involved in it. In the previous work the suitability of using NoSQL databases in storing and retrieval of medical images was analyzed. It was found the MongoDB, A NoSQL database suitable to handle medical images. It is also necessary to look for a better way to transfer medical images. Since medical images are huge, it is a challenge to share it with minimal latency. A Model based on a distributed strategy using the sharding environment is proposed. It may be considered to be a hybrid data model using MongoDB to share and handle medical images. This data model is based on storing and retrieving using parallel processing and distributing the data across many machines. The aim of this paper is to study the effectiveness of the sharding or distributed processing concepts available in the NoSQL databases and how it helps us to enhance the bandwidth in sharing of huge medical images.

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DICOM Cloud Computing MongoDB Chunked Storage sharding parallel processing Medical Images.