March 3 - 7
June 9 - 13
October 6 - 10
Day 1- Monday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
PACS Administration as a Profession
Introduction to PACS
tFundamentals of computers
tNetworking and the internet
tMajor components, CPU, Video card, bus, storage
tBits, bytes and megabytes
tSoftware - operating systems, utilities
Organizing the PACS Workflow
tPlanning the film library removal
sdefining Users sinternal/external users
tDigitizers and Printers Strategies
tManaging paper documents
Day 2- Tuesday -8:30 am - 7:00 pm
System Integration: How does it work?
tDICOM Fundamentals- DICOM 3.0
tRIS/HIS Description and roles
tDefining Viewing Requirements
tDefining and setting up Users
Day 3- Wednesday - 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
PACS Quality Control
tSystem monitoring tPreserving data integrity
tWorkstations QC tDisplay QC
tUnread cases tQC process tools
tCR/DR tDigital mammography
tOther digital modalities
Day 4- Thursday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
tRemote access to patient data and images
tData backup procedures
tDocumenting and resolving problems
tRemote access to patient data and images
tDevelopment of users training programs
tTraining the radiologists
tTraining the technologists
Day 5- Friday- 7:30 am -3:30 pm
The Future of Medical Imaging
tImage processing and distribution
tRemote access for primary interpretation
(agenda subject to change)
Who Should Attend
The deployment of Picture Archiving and Communi-
cation Systems (PACS) in radiology is changing the
way imaging services are provided. PACS management
is a growing challenge for Radiology Administrators,
Radiologists, and Radiology Technologists. The emergence
of the PACS Administrator role is an answer to the complex-
ity of the “digital imaging department” operations. PACS
requires knowledge and skills specific to this technology.
MTMI’s PACS Administrator course aims at providing par-
ticipants with an in-depth understanding of the operations,
maintenance, planning and implementation of PACS.
This program will assess the advantages and disadvantages
of PACS and the challenges of filmless hospital operations.
Major topics include: a comprehensive step-by-step guide
to DICOM, specialized workstation, web browser technol-
ogy in PACS, new digital acquisition devices, integration of
the healthcare enterprise & electronic patient records, and
This course is designed for imaging professionals who wish
to enter the challenging world of PACS. Radiology admin-
istrators, RT’s and radiologists who are actively involved in
PACS selection, planning and implementation will benefit
from this course. Also current PACS Admistrators who wish
to update their knowledge will benefit from the blend of med-
ical imaging and PACS business content of this course.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
sUnderstand the practical and operational issues
essential to a successful PACS implementation
sCompare the relative merits of currently available
PACS components and options
sDefine strategies, benefits and limitations of enterprise
sDesign and apply operational strategies that will
create increased workflow efficiencies
sDevelop an effective and efficient PACS QA program
sObtain an insight into the latest advances in PACS
technology and DICOM
Mark Albers, PACS Administrator
Joseph Graczyk, RT(R), MCP
Continuing Education Credit
This course provides 35.5 Category A continuing education
credit for radiologic technologists. A certificate of atten-
dance will be provided for each individual upon completion
of the course. All attendees must attend the entire course to
receive full credit. Credit is awarded for radiologic technol-
ogists as ARRT Category A Credit approved by the ASRT,
and credit from various licensure states.
Joseph L. Marion, MBAs
Gary Stevens, Ed. M., RT(R)
Alexander Tune, BS, RT(R)
Registration Form PACS Course
Please Print Clearly - This is how your name will appear on your certificate.
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Regular price: r $2895 (MTMI members $2875) - within 21 days of course
Advance price: r $2695 (MTMI members $2675) - more then 21 days before course
I am a r Radiologist; r Radiology Administrator; r PACS Administrator;
r IT Professional; r RT; r other ________________________________
PACS system used: ___________________________________________________________
Are you registered/certified by: r ABR r ARRT r MDCB
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Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield
375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
$93 single/$98 double
(Please ask for the MTMI discounted room rate.)
s Complimentary airport transportation.
s Complimentary breakfast buffet each
morning in Alfiere restaurant.
s Major shopping mall next door, as well
as many restaurants.
At 4:30pm on Day 1 of each course,
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for all course participants.
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received prior to 3 days before the course.
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No refunds will be made after the course begins.
MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because
of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is
limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends
that attendees use refundable airline tickets for travel to seminars.
In case of cancellation of a seminar for any reason, MTMI is not
responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-re-
fundable airline tickets.
Tax Deduction: The expense of continuing education, when taken to
maintain and improve professional skills, is tax deductible. Please
contact your accountant for details.
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March 3 - 7
June 9 - 13
October 6 - 10
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Please Route to:
o Department Head o Chief Technologist
o Facility Manager o Section Supervisor
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PACS18 @2008, Medical Technology Management Institute, Inc.
Prepare for the CIIP certification exam!
x Learn the practical and operational issues essential to a
successful PACS implementation.
x Compare the relative merits of currently available PACS
component and options.
x Define strategies, benefits and limitations of enterprise image
x Design and apply operational strategies that will create
increased workflow efficiencies.
x Develop and effective and efficient PACS QA program
x Obtain an insight into the latest advances in PACS technology.