Study of Imaging Standard and Integration with DICOM, HL7

May 17-18, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:40 PM Central Daylight Time

Training Objectives

  • An understanding of the practical and operational issues essential to a successful PACS implementation, upgrade or migration
  • A practical understanding of the DICOM and HL7 standards.
  • An understanding of how PACS integrates with other hospital systems.
  • The ability to troubleshoot PACS and RIS problems.
  • The ability to design and streamline workflow to suit the needs of a digital imaging environment.
  • A functional knowledge of day to day PACS maintenance activities.
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Instructor of this course

Alexander Tune

Director of Ancillary systems management, Medisys Health Network.
Master of Business Administration, St. Joseph’s College
Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) ABII,
Registered in Radiography R.T. (R), ARRT
Certified Microsoft MCSE, MCDBA
Certified Epic Radiant, cupid, Ambulatory EMR, Wisdom
Has also been teaching imaging informatics since 2007 with a 90% passing rate on the CIIP

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This Course aims at providing all of the essential skills and knowledge necessary for the successful, planning, implementation and maintenance of a PACS, or other radiology system. This program also helps prepare students for the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) certification exam. Major topics include: a comprehensive guide to PACS Administration and Operations, DICOM and HL7, Networking, PACS architecture, and Electronic Health Records.

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in radiology is constantly evolving and new integration challenges are changing the way imaging services are provided. PACS management is a growing challenge for Radiology department personnel and vendors. PACS and Imaging Informatics must accommodate many different workflows including non-radiology needs.

The emergence of the Imaging Informatics profession and the PACS Administrator role is an answer to the complexity of the digital imaging environment. PACS management and healthcare informatics require specific knowledge and skills unique to this technology. This practical knowledge is delivered from experienced healthcare IT professionals who currently practice these concepts.

  • Students will be able to implement and maintain a PACS system
  • Students will be able to troubleshoot DICOM and HL7 issues
  • Students will be able to integrate modalities to a PACS
  • Students will be able to integrate PACS to an EMR / EHR

This course is designed for all imaging professionals who want to enter the challenging world of Imaging Informatics. RT's, hospital IT staff and personnel who are actively involved in PACS selection, planning and implementation will benefit from this course. Also current PACS Administrators and field engineers who wish to update their knowledge will benefit.

  • Intense Training by an Expert who Currently Practices
  • Online Quizzes
  • Course material
  • Certificate of Achievement



  • Specific session (s) can also be purchased separately by asking us for the promo code at Kevin.McKinney@acsazp.com.
  • 15% early bird discount will also apply to the separately purchased session (s) until the valid early bird discount date, March 10, 2023.


  • In the above prices, 15% Early Bird Discount is inclusive.
  • The condition applies. The group has to be from same facility/organization.
  • In case of a group, each participant has to fill the registration form separately. However, payment can be made by one person for all.
  • Besides the online payment option, the check or bank wire transfer will also do.The check can be mailed at 2715 E Cholla St., Phoenix, AZ 85028. For bank wire transfer details, contact Kevin at Kevin.McKinney@acsazp.com
  • 5% Referral Refund. Registered person if refers someone from a different organization will get 5% refund provided the referred person attends.


Day 1 - Wednesday 17 May, 2023
Session One (6:00 pm - 07:40 pm)

PACS architecture

  • Standalone vs. client server
  • PACS components
  • TCP/IP protocol
Quiz & Break (07:40 pm - 08:00 pm)
Session Two (08:00 pm - 09:25 pm)


  • OSI
  • Virtualization
  • SQL
Quiz & Mock Test (09:25 pm - 09:40 pm)
Day 2 - Thursday 18 May, 2023
Session One (06:00 pm - 07:40 pm)

Imaging informatics protocols

  • DICOM connectivity
  • AET
  • Ports
  • SOP classes
Quiz & Break (07:40 pm - 08:00 pm)
Session Two (08:00 pm - 09:25 pm)

Imaging informatics protocols

  • HL7 connectivity
  • HL7 message types
  • HL7 segments
  • HL7 fields and subfields
  • HL7 control codes
Quiz & Mock Test (09:25 pm - 09:40 pm)
Course Program
Time Topic
Day 1-2
18:00 to 19:40Session One
19:40 to 20:00Quiz & Break (07:40 pm - 08:00 pm)
20:00 to 21:25Session Two
21:25 to 21:40Quiz