Webinar: PACS and Imaging Architecture: An Advanced PACS Administration course for Enterprise Systems

February 22-23, 2023, 06:00 PM - 9:35 PM, Central Standard Time

Training Objectives

  • This program will cover the knowledge areas required to architect an advanced enterprise imaging system
  • Lectures and whiteboard discussions will cover VNA, system architecture, current generation and next generation technologies required to meet the evolving needs of the physician community
  • Focused on enterprise imaging needs to prepare managers and administrators to transition from facility based to enterprise systems
  • Students will leave the course with actionable information that can be immediately used to design and implement VNA, multi-departmental PACS, encounters-based workflows and non-DICOM integration
  • Students will understand PACS and enterprise imaging data base design, query design and be able to generate simple queries and reports from their own systems
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Instructor of this course

Kyle M. Henson

Sr Director, Imaging, Solis Mammography
Founder and CEO Imaging Heartbeat
Program Manager, Change Healthcare
Voting Member, DICOM Committee, Work Group 33 (Data Archive and Management)
Former Director of Operations, DataFirst Corp
Instructor: PACS, VNA and Enterprise, Imaging Architecture and Design

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The pace of change in enterprise imaging only increases year over year. Enterprise imaging 2.0 is an online course developed to ensure that PACS Admins, Systems Analysts, Imaging Management, and IT Management are up to date with technology and best practices throughout the industry.

The course consists of a combination of lectures, group discussions and hands on practical exercises designed to educate and challenge all levels of students.

The course begins with building EI team, XDS, lessons learned and continues through system architecture, advanced enterprise imaging design, management, and storage planning. Hands on exercises include database creation and SQL queries.

You will leave this course with an advanced understanding of:

  • PACS/EMR/Viewers/VNA/Enterprise Worklist and the other components required to architect an enterprise imaging system
  • Understand the differences and uses of enterprise PACS and enterprise imaging systems
  • Preparations required to successfully transition to enterprise imaging and VNA
  • Design and architecture considerations when building a system to hold billions of images
  • When and how to use image routers or to put VNA before PACS
  • All components required to implement a fully functional deconstructed or PACS-less environment
  • Full comprehension of compression and where it should be applied in the environment
  • Database design and query languages
  • An understanding of the basics of cloud technology and their impact on imaging
  • Enterprise worklist layer implementation and considerations
  • How to manage and troubleshoot an advanced imaging program
  • Composition and skills required of an imaging team
  • Effective utilization of network and storage resources as systems scale
  • PACS operations and management with communications and training skills
  • IT managers / Directors
  • IT Systems Analysts
  • IT Systems Architects
  • Integration Specialists
  • PACS / VNA Administrators
  • Imaging Architects
  • Imaging Manager / Directors
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Clinical Automation Managers
  • Clinical Informaticists
  • Health Information Management Specialists
  • Foundational technical knowledge
  • Group discussions regarding problems and solutions faced at home facilities
  • Hands on exercises to develop competency on related technologies
  • Online quizzes
  • Feedback from prior sessions
  • Questions and topics related to issues currently facing facilities
  • Course material
  • Certificate of Achievement

How can I register for Webinar and how does the whole thing work?
You may register by email or online:

To register by email:
Download the brochure and complete the registration form given as a last page of the brochure and email to training@acsmb.com

To register online:
Step 1 – Go to the course page and click ‘Register Now’
Step 2– Complete the registration form, read and check the ‘terms and conditions’ box and click on ‘Register’. You’ll receive a confirmation email.
Step 3– Click on ‘Confirm’ in the confirmation email and you'll be taken to the login page. Login and click the "Add to Cart" button that suits your needs and click "Pay by Credit Card" to enter your payment details. You'll receive a payment confirmation email as well as a Welcoming Package with the full itinerary.

Please check following questions to see how the whole thing works.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please and thank you reach us at training@acsmb.com

How soon I can login?
You will be able to login 10-15 minutes prior to each activity/session. Don’t take a chance, so better will be to login early.

How do I join webinar/meeting?
Joining is easy, just takes few seconds. Just click the link in the invite that you will be provided with in email. You will proceed to your session immediately. Just remember to register first if attending a webinar.

How can I join Zoom meeting and what are the pre-requisites?
Please check the details as how to join the meeting at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

How do I ask the Instructor questions?
There will be a 'chat on the your screen. Type your question in the box and send it direct to the Instructor. The Instructor will address your question at the earliest and at an appropriate time during the presentation.

What if I have problems viewing the webinar?
There will be a Coordinator who will help address your problems. The Coordinator will make sure that you are able to login and attend the webinar properly.

How much attendance will be required for each activity/session?
Full attendance will be required to get credits on each activity. As per ASRT instructions and guidelines, getting the credits for each activity requires you not miss more about 2 minutes of any activity. Not complying to any activity will result in credits not being awarded for that particular activity.

How do you take attendance?
As per ASRT guidelines:

  • The coordinator will keep records indicating when each attendee logs on and off.
  • Attendees will complete a web survey after the broadcast. Attendees will be given web address/link to access the survey.
  • The web address/link will not be given until the end of the broadcast.

At the end of the webinar series your attendance will be verified and your credits will be made available to you. You must be in full attendance for every session in order to be able to receive the approved CE credits/certificate.

Are these CE credits approved and recognized by ASRT and ARRT?
Yes, these are approved by ASRT and recognized by ARRT. In order to get the credits on each session you will have to attend each session in full.

How do I receive my CE credits?
After your attendance is reviewed and verified your certificate will be ready in 2 business days and will be available to you at your ACS account. You will be notified through an email of the same. You will be able to print your certificate.

Is it important to attend the complete course for getting CE credits?
Yes, it is.

What is ASRT?
American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) is the premier professional association of people working in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

What is the benefit of getting ASRT membership?
ASRT membership helps you advance your career, keep up with continuing education, advocate for your patients, network with colleagues and much more.

I live outside USA. Can I become ASRT member? If Yes, why and how?
Yes, members who are not registered with the ARRT and live outside the United States can become ASRT members. For more details, i.e. why and how to become International ASRT member, check here: HTTPS://WWW.ASRT.ORG/MEMBERSHIP/JOIN-ASRT/MEMBERSHIP-CATEGORIES/INTERNATIONAL

I am not a member of ASRT, so how this course or CE credits will benefit me?
If you’re not ASRT member, the ASRT approved Category A CE credits will still have lot of value to your career growth. However, the requirement of CE credits will depend upon the policy guidelines of your country and may also be of your organization.

Why continuing education (CE)?
In today's health care environment, being a professional means more than just doing your job well. Technological advances and shifts in our nation's system of health care delivery demand that the professional radiologic technologist/imaging informatics person pursue continuing education just to keepcurrent. Continuing education gives radiologic technologists/imaging informatics person a way to maintain competency and prevent professional obsolescence. It benefits them, the patients they serve and the profession as a whole.

Since 1995, continuing education has been mandatory for radiologic technologists registered by the ARRT. The Registry defines a continuing education activity as one that is "planned, organized and administered to enhance the knowledge and skills underlying the professional performance that the technologist uses to provide services to patients, the public or the medical profession. To qualify as a CE activity, it must provide sufficient depth and scope of a subject area."

What is Category A credit?
Category A activities are those evaluated and approved by a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM). Because the ASRT is a RCEEM, any activity approved by the ASRT is awarded Category A or A+ credit. When choosing your CE activities, look for Category A or A+ approval.

What is the relation between ARRT and ASRT, SIIM and ABII?

  • The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is a credentialing organization, not a professional society. ARRT is the world’s largest organization offering credentials in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. It certifies and registers technologists in a range of disciplines by overseeing and administering education, ethics, and examination requirements. Although they support the professional growth and development of our registrants, their main purpose is to assess and recognize qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy.
  • ASRT is an organization for professionals in radiologic science. Members enjoy access to CE, peer-reviewed journals, a member magazine, and discounts on products and services. ASRT is an ARRT-approved RCEEM+ for CE credits. Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is professional organization at the nexus of medical imaging and information technologies. It seeks to spearhead research, education, and the discovery of solutions to advance imaging informatics and patient care. The interdisciplinary organization allows physicians, administrators, health information professionals, technologists, scientists, and engineers to learn from one another.
  • American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) is a non-profit organization that sponsor the Imaging Informatics Professional Certification program and awards the Imaging Informatics Professional designation to the qualified candidates. Funded by SIIM and ARR, ABII offers national certification program that defines the standards for demonstrated knowledge and competence in the medical imaging informatics.

What is CIIP?
Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP), a certification from the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII), demonstrates that an individual has mastered the necessary technical, clinical, and business skill sets to invest in quality improvement, be at the forefront of the profession, and innovate within the field of imaging informatics.

How to Become a CIIP?

I am already CIIP certified, so how this course will benefit me?
You’ll have chance to update your knowledge and earn ASRT Approved CE Credits

How long this CIIP certification will be valid?
The CIIP is good for 10 years, where there are requirements, including taking the exam again to be recertified. Here is the web link HTTPS://WWW.ABII.ORG/DOCS/10-YEAR-CERTIFICATION-REQUIREMENTS. PDF HTTPS://WWW.ABII.ORG/MAINTAINING-CERTIFICATION.ASPX. The four options for the 10-Year Requirements include: Practice, Education, Research, and Examination. Only one of the four options must be completed during the compliance period and pre-approval by ABII of the activity selected by the diplomat is not required. CIIP started in 2007, so this year is the first group who will need to re-certify.

Is there any preparation that I need to do before attending this course?
Yes, you need to have good understanding of basics of imaging informatics, standards, etc.

Why to invest in the CIIP Certification Boot Camp?

  • It carries ASRT Approved Category A Credits.
  • Preparation for CIIP Exam.
  • CIIP Review of Testing Elements: exam preparation of estimated test content.
  • Mock Examination - simulation of CIIP examination under expected test conditions.
  • Examination Review - proper exam responses and answer questions
  • It’s a great certification recognized world over. A certification, from the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII), demonstrates that an individual has mastered the necessary technical, clinical, and business skill sets to invest in quality improvement, be at the forefront of the profession, and innovate within the field of imaging informatics.
  • Develop your value as a CIIP and transition into a new role as a leader in the enterprise.
  • Insufficient quality training on the PACS subject worldwide.
  • Experienced trainers from Europe and US, who know ins and outs of the subject.

Would this class benefit CT or MRI technologists with regards to their line of work or is it more for PACS administrators?
Since the course has ASRT Category A credits, it would count for CT, MRI, and all ARRT CE requirements. There are plans to have content specific requirements at some point, but Imaging Informatics is part of all of the ARRT credentials.

Also, Informatics is becoming a larger part of all Imaging Technologists duties, and if they have that training they will be more proficient. They will also be able to be creative with workarounds in case there is a problem and they will be a hero.

Technologist input is helpful for any system changes or upgrades, and the more they understand, the more good ideas they can contribute

Is this course ARRT recognized? Are the topics in this course searchable in ARRT search tool?
Yes. Please search the session topics in the ARRT search took here: HTTPS://APPS.ARRT.ORG/FINDCE/

I am already CIIP certified; will these credits be applicable to ABIIs continuing education requirements?
These are ASRT approved, so are applicable to ABII. Also recognized by ARRT.CIIP Credits have to be related to one of the content categories in certification. And this course has them all.



  • 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, November 30, 2022.


  • 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.

Webinar: PACS and Imaging Architecture: An Advanced PACS Administration course for Enterprise Systems - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Wednesday 22 February, 2023
Opening Session

Opening Remarks & Introduction

Session One (6:00 pm - 07:40 pm)

PACS Imaging design, XDS, and lessons learned

  • Composition and required skill sets of EI team
  • Reconciliation, synchronization and data quality
  • Multiple PACS considerations and issues
  • Data segmentation and segregation considerations
  • Queue management processing rules
  • Naming conventions
  • Disaster recovery and failover
  • Storage of report data
  • Patient ID management (PIX / PDQ)
Break and Quiz (15 minutes)
Session Two (07:55 pm - 09:35 pm)

SQL Database fundamentals and PACS DB Practical Exercise

  • Similarities and differences between spreadsheets and databases
  • Relational database design
  • Database query syntax
    • Select/From/Where
    • Count/Distinct/Join
    • Select vs Update vs Delete
  • Exercise and execution of SQL queries against a PACS database
Day 2 - Thursday 23 February, 2023
Session One (6:00 pm - 07:40 pm)

Architecture Considerations and Data Migration strategies

  • PACS first or VNA first
  • Local, regional or national level VNA
  • Integration with EMR, other applications
  • XDS, XDS-I integration
  • Data migrations to VNA, from VNA and data sharing between systems
  • Data cleansing (images – reports)
  • Normalization of DICOM data and tag management
  • Private tags, non-standard data and support of SOP Classes
  • Migration planning and execution
Break and Quiz (15 minutes)
Session Two (07:55 pm - 09:35 pm)

Client-side vs Server-side rendering , EMR Integration & Encounters Based Imaging

  • Pros and cons of zero footprint viewers
  • Who are the users of zero footprint and what are the requirements
  • Image workflow and impacts
  • URL integration methods and populating EMR
  • Dermatology, pathology, surgery, Emergency
  • Encounters based workflow considerations and tools
  • Use cases and integration points
  • Pros and cons of DICOM encapsulation
Course Program
Time Topic
Day 1
17:50 to 18:00Registration & Introduction
Day 1-2
18:00 to 19:40Session One
19:40 to 19:55Break and Quiz (15 minutes)
19:55 to 21:35Session Two