To develop the hospital information system, the radiological information system, and the picture archiving and communication system for our new hospital, we analysed the data volume at each step of the flow in our present film-based system. After that, we used a small PACS, and it indicated the problems in it. From the analysis of the data volume of the film-based system, it was found out that digital data should be compressed, and prefetching techniques should be employed for digital PACS. Several types of display terminals had been proved to be necessary for different purposes. An RIS connection was thought to be obligatory to avoid incorrect input of ID on the image. Image input terminals should have edit functions for easy recognition of the image information. Taking account of these requirements for digital PACS, we are developing an actual total PACS.