PACS Certification and Advanced Training

Product code: SP-142

This 4-day seminar consists of a 3 day PACS certification and one day PACS advanced training. You can take either the first and/or second training separately. The PACS certification teaches both the clinical and IT skills needed to support medical imaging and IT systems such as PACS, EHR and other image intensive systems. The curriculum follows the updated requirements of the Certified PACS Associate (CPAS2014) (see for details).

Detailed Learning Objectives

Three day PACS certification: This is an intensive seminar with a hands-on component (laptop computers are provided) with limited enrollment. The clinical component includes several samples of actual clinical images to demonstrate the clinical aspects as well as the characteristics of digital modalities such as CT, MR, US, NM, etc. It also covers clinical terminology and anatomy in the context of medical imaging. You will acquire skills that allow you to converse with medical staff, understand their "language" and information that is typically required to support these clinical systems. The IT component of this course covers the hardware and software components of healthcare imaging and IT systems which allows potential candidates to support and troubleshoot these components. The seminar contains hands-on exercises for both the clinical and IT components which includes reviewing different types of medical images using a DICOM viewer, exercises that are IT related such as performing simple SQL queries and UNIX commands.

One day Advanced PACS training: Students will get to understand the role of new PACS architectures, aka PACS 2.0 which includes a VNA and exchange with external information exchanges using IHE protocols. They will understand the role of the HIE (Health Information Exchange) and which IHE standards are used to exchange information between hospitals using HIE?s and direct communications. There will also a refresher of DICOM and HL7 applicable to the transactions used for the HIE communication.

Contents & Schedule of PACS Certification (Days 1-3)

Contents & Schedule of Advanced PACS (Day 4)

What Is Included

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CIIP Study Guide - $120
HL7 Study Guide - $115
PACS Clinical Package - $550
PACS IT Package - $550

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