By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to:

  • List potential benefits of a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) when fully integrated with hospital information systems.
  • Define principal high-level PACS terms.
  • Identify several niche solutions that can be provided by PACS.
  • Explain the basics of the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard.
  • Describe the basic functions of a PACS and name key components to each.


ACCREDITATION TYPE:  ASRT - Technologists                   

CREDIT HOURS:  1                

Accreditation Information: 

Unless otherwise noted, this program will be ASRT-approved as a Category A program by the first start date. You must submit the required information by the deadline date to obtain continuing education credit. 

Target Audience

The target audience is radiologic technologists, especially those who work in facilities that will be implementing PACS. Other technologists and medical personnel may also benefit from viewing this program.