Isilon Systems has reported that Kyoto University's Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine has implemented Isilon's scale-out NAS for a new collaboration project focused on identifying new technologies and enhanced functionality in diagnostic imaging.

With Isilon IQ, the Department has unified ultrasonic tomography, retinal tomography and MRI image data into a single, highly scalable, high performance, shared pool of storage to accelerate time-to-results increasing efficiency for its mission-critical research.

Yutaka Emoto, professor of medicine at Kyoto University Hospital, said: “Prior to implementing Isilon IQ, we gathered the clinical studies’ imaging data from the PACS and managed it on traditional NAS. The problem with traditional NAS is that there are inevitable management challenges and breakdowns.

“During breakdowns or expansion, maintenance was troublesome, forcing our valuable researchers to essentially act as server managers. With Isilon, there are no problems and everything works as advertised, enabling our researchers to actually focus on research.”

Tim Goodwin, VP and general manager of Japan at Isilon Systems, said: “Continued innovation in diagnostic imaging equipment has increased the amount of imaging data produced during the course of medical research and treatment, creating challenges for traditional SAN and NAS systems.”