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PACS Engineers & Administrators Certification (Phase 1)

This course is now offered online for select dates. Get RSTI quality training online with live interactive courses. Our online training courses are live and instructor-led, allowing students to interact and engage in real-time. Please email for more info.


The PACS Engineers & Administrator Certification Phase 1 will teach the clinical and technical skills necessary to understand and analyze today’s PACS system administrative challenges. Students will learn digital integration between all systems in the imaging departments including modalities and information management systems. The technical concepts that will be covered will allow students to troubleshoot network hardware, first response software and DICOM related image transfer issues.


The seasoned service professional must have a basic understanding of computer fundamentals, be able to navigate windows operating system. Students are required to bring their own Windows laptop with administrator privileges.


Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Perform day-to-day network hardware maintenance
  • Manage department security and patient record confidentiality
  • Demonstrate understanding of architecture and communication of entire digital imaging networks
  • Recognize DICOM and software related image displays and transmission problems

Tuition: $2995

Course Length: 1 Week

CEU's Awarded: 4 CEU’s


  • Sep 19-23, 2022 - eLearning
  • Mar 6-10, 2023 - eLearning
  • Sep 11-15, 2023 - eLearning
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Course Outline

Day 1
  • Hardware
    • Dedicated processing
    • Disk technology
    • Reliability
    • Redundancy
  • Lab Activities
    • Configure & Build RAID Array using test server
  • Operating systems
    • Unix/Linux
    • File system
      • Permissions
      • Viewing & editing files
    • DOS Windows
Day 2
  • Databases
    • SQL
  • Data representations
    • Binary/Hex
    • Signed/Unsigned/Floating Point
    • Monochrome/RGB
  • Lab Activities
    • Install and build SQL database
    • SQL queries
    • SQL joins
  • Networking technology
    • Topologies
    • Hardware
    • OSI model
    • Bandwidth
    • Ethernet, TCP/IP
      • Addressing
      • Routing
      • Subnetting
        • Lay out hospital subnets
        • Hardware for best performance
      • FTP
      • Configuration
      • TCP packet analysis
      • Troubleshooting
    • Monitoring performance
Day 3
  • Security concepts
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
    • Confidentiality
    • Integrity
    • Encryption
    • User management & access Parameters
  • PACS overview
    • PACS architecture
    • PACS components
    • Communication
    • Components
      • CR/DR
    • Viewstation/workstation requirements
Day 4
  • PACS overview (cont’d)
    • Archiving
    • Storage technology
      • DAS/NAS/SAN
      • RAID
      • Exchange media
      • Backup patient demographics and image directories
    • Hospital workflow
      • Digital radiology imaging
      • Image characteristics
      • QA/QC programs
      • Configure image routing and route tables
    • Administering exam flow
    • Remote system viewing
Day 5
  • Review
  • Final Exam
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