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). The on-line exam is included as part of this course and therefore, students can be expected to become PARCA CPAS2014 certified upon finishing the class (assuming they pass the exam).

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.

Your Instructor

Your instructor is Herman Oosterwijk ( who is a well know teacher, author and consultant for health care imaging and IT and taught thousands of students on this subject over the past 20 years in many regions including the USA, Latin America Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Your Host

This seminar is organized by OTech, partnering with Paxeramed, which is a medical informatics company with offices in the Middle East region.

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

Contents & Schedule of Advanced PACS (Day 4)

What Is Included

Upcoming Classes

There are no seminars currently scheduled.


The PARCA (see membership fee and CPAS exam cost is included in this package and students are expected to take the on-line exam upon completion of the course at the end of the day. You will also receive a certification of completion at the end of the seminar.

Note: In the unlikely event that OTech has to cancel this class, registrants will be refunded 50% of the seminar cost. Registrants will be entitled to keep all training materials sent to them for study prior to the class.


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

Training Schedule

JAN 10
PACS On-line Core Essentials

JAN 11
DICOM On-line Core Essentials

JAN 12
HL7 v2 On-line Core Essentials

JAN 13
HL7 FHIR On-line Core Essentials

FEB 7-10
DICOM On-line Certification Bootcamp

MAR 21-23
PACS System Admin Online Cert. (PARCA CPSA) Bootcamp

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