When planning a PACS, many PACS users or administrators are unaware of which storage capacity is actually required to handle their respective amount of image data. Consequently, there is a huge number of PACS worldwide, which are either too big (sometimes even offering five times the amount of storage needed) or too small and slow.
The free PACS Sizing Calculator helps you determine the appropriate size of your Picture Archiving and Communication System in just a matter of seconds. This web application is easily accessible and enables users to calculate their individual PACS storage requirements. After answering the questionnaire, the PACS Sizing Calculator outputs relevant information about how much storage capacity is required (considering short or long-term archiving), how many radiologists are needed as well as which network bandwidth and hardware is recommended.