PACS – picture archiving systems used to stroe and retrieve xrays and other medical images. Each xray department gets one as it give up film.
FLOSS – Free (Libre) and Open Source Software. The UK.gov abbreviation for stuff such as Linux, Apache, WordPress and of course this.
“Dicoogle is a Open Source project that aims (for now) to index DICOM repositories. Thus, you can search in every field that the image contains. Moreover, Dicoogle is a distributed repository. You can have several repositories in your intranet and they communicate with each other, creating a federate view of the repository.”
This appears to be a sensible approach to the problem asserted to exist and to be solved by sucking the whole country’s medical images into a single separate and of course new and additional storage system.
It is an easy and well-enough understaood problem that I expect the implementation to be adequate, and the design means it fails gracefully, of course.
And is philosophically satisfactory.