Classroom Training

Technical PACS for Clinical Professionals (TPACS)

This class makes complicated computer and networking concepts seem simple. It is designed for clinical professionals with little or no technical experience. The course objective is to give the attendee a high level understanding of hardware, software, networking, digital imaging and storage. 

The course goals are:
To Eliminate Fear….. of computers, “techie” talk, the unknown and not keeping up

Feel good about….enhanced computer knowledge, new computer tricks and improved understanding of networks, having eliminated some of the computer mystery (it’s not magic! It’s Information Technology!)

Topics Covered
  • The Digital Revolution, IT and Health Informatics
  • The role & expectations for Rad Techs, PACS Admin, & IT

Basic Hardware
  • Servers, desktops, laptops, palmtops, etc
  • CPU, RAM, hard drive, graphics cards
  • Monitors: CRT, LCD, Plasma, grayscale, resolutions
  • Architectures: Clusters, SSA, HA-LCC, NG

Basic Software
  • Operation systems: MS Windows, Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, MAC, Thin/Thick Client and Server concepts
  • Computer Languages: Java, Visual Basic, Python, Scripts
  • Protocols (TCP/IP, DICOM, HL7, SQL, FTP, SSH, Telnet
  • Databases (Access, SQL Server, Oracle)
  • IPs, Ports, pings, AETitles, Internet (URLs, DNS Servers)
  • Hubs and Switches, Routers, Firewalls, LANs and WANs
  • Bits, Bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB and compression
  • Image and study sizes (theoretical and actual
  • Analyzing, trending and estimating storage
  • RAID, NAS, SAN and Tape Libraries
  • Backups, Replication and Disaster Recovery


Customers and Employees who wish to better understand IT and computer related hardware and software concepts.

Duration, Credits, Prereqs
Length of Course: 2 days

ASRT CEU Credits: 9

Prerequisites: None
Merge Training Headquarters, Daytona Beach
325 Bill France Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 253-6222
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