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PACS Engineers & Administrators Certification (Phase 2)

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Overview

The PACS Engineers & Administrators Certification Phase 2 course will teach the indepth technical interface and integration skills necessary to troubleshoot and solve any of today’s toughest system administrative problems. Students will learn the in-depth troubleshooting techniques of digital imaging systems, modalities, and information management systems such as HIS, RIS, PACS and tele-radiology. Students will be able to analyze problems with non-invasive DICOM sniffing software to pinpoint the source of digital imaging problems and determine the appropriate corrective action.

Prerequisites

The seasoned service professional must have a basic understanding of computer fundamentals and navigating windows operation systems and completion of PACS Engineers & Administrators Certification Phase 1. Students are required to bring their own laptop.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand PACS system administration
  • Understand and implement security policies and procedures required to protect and maintain critical medical records, including information systems and images
  • Understand and troubleshoot image-quality – related DICOM problems
  • Pinpoint image transmission problems regardless of the manufacturer
  • Perform necessary corrective action

Tuition: $3995

Course Length: 1 Week

CEU's Awarded: 4 CEU’s

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Course Outline

Day 1
  • PACS Technologies
    • Workflow
    • Analysis
    • Tools
    • Issues
    • CR/DR Workflow
    • Administrator Workflow Mapping
  • PACS System Administration
    • Project Management
    • System Maintenance
    • Image and Information Management (IIM)
  • Security and HIPAA Requirements for PACS
  • HIPAA Requirements for PACS
    • Codes
    • Identifiers
    • HIPAA Implementation Zones
    • HIPAA Administration
  • Lab activity
    • Build open source PAC’s system
Day 2
  • Advanced DICOM
    • DICOM Storage and Image Management
      • Storage Service Class
        • Single frame
        • Multi-frame
      • Storage Commitment
    • MPPS: Modality Performed Procedure Step
      • MPPS Manager
      • RIS
      • PACS
      • MWL
    • DICOM Print
      • Film Sessions
      • Film Box
      • Annotation Box
      • Print Job
      • Presentations
      • LUT’s
      • Query/Retrieve
        • Query/Retrieve – FIND
        • Query/Retrieve – MOVE – GET
        • Query/Retrieve – CANCEL
      • SR (Structured Reporting)
        • Simple Reporting (Basic)
        • Intermediate Reporting (Enhanced)
        • Complex Reporting (Comprehensive)
        • Key Object Note
Day 3
  • DICOM Image Quality
    • Pixel Representation
    • Allocated/Stored/High Bit
    • Monochrome/RGB
    • Signed/Unsigned
  • Image Pixel Pipeline
    • LUT (Look Up Tables)
    • Modality LUT
    • Masks
    • VOI LUT
    • Presentation LUT
  • Workstation Configuration to Radiologist Preferences
    • Customization
    • Toolbars
    • Hanging Protocols
    • Grayscale Standard Display Function (GSDF)
    • Calibration Methods
      • Presentation State
      • Overlays
      • Pixel Data
      • Overlay Plane
    • Compression
      • Lossy/Lossless
      • JPEG
      • MPEG
      • RLE
      • Wavelet
    • DICOM Media
      • Media Specifications
      • Physical Media
      • File Structure
      • DICOMDIR
      • Application Profiles
      • CD Interchange Issues
Day 4
  • DICOM Networking
    • PDU’s (Protocol Data Units)
    • DICOM AE’s
      • IP/Port/Subnet Mask/Default Gateway
    • DICOM Messages
      • DIMSE Commands
      • Command Sets
      • Data Sets
        • Tag-Length
        • VR/VM (Value Representation/Value Multiplicity)
        • Explicit/Implicit VR’s
        • Decoding VR’s
      • Specialization and Privatization
      • Proprietary DICOM
  • DICOM Networking
    • DICOM Devices
      • SCU/SCP (Service Class User/Service Class Provider)
      • FSR/FDC/FSU
    • Device Negotiation
      • ID
      • Abstract Syntax
      • Transfer Syntax
      • Presentation Context
      • DICOM Association
Day 5
  • DICOM Troubleshooting
    • Sniffers and Testing Software
      • Active Test Tools
        • Configure & Troubleshoot Using DICOM Emulators
      • Passive Test Tools
        • Configure & Troubleshoot Using Non-invasive DICOM Sniffers
    • Interpret DICOM Logs
    • Evaluate DICOM Dumps
  • Course Review
  • PACS Engineer & Administrator Phase II Exam
  • Course Evaluation
Labs
  • Windows PACS Server:
    • Assemble Server with RAID Array
    • Configure & Format RAID Array
    • Install Windows OS
    • Install MySQL Database
    • Configure MySQL Database
    • Install Open-Source PACS software
    • Configure Open-Source PACS software
    • Test Open-Source PACS install using various modalities & laptop troubleshooting tools
  • Linux PACS Server:
    • Assemble Server with RAID Array
    • Configure & Format RAID Array
    • Install Linux OS
    • Install MySQL Database
    • Configure MySQL Database
    • Install Open-Source PACS software
    • Configure Open-Source PACS software
    • Test Open-Source PACS install using various modalities & laptop troubleshooting tools
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