Special thanks to RAVSoft for co-sponsoring the DICOM Bootcamp.

The DICOM Certification Bootcamp is designed for healthcare professionals seeking to elevate their expertise in DICOM standards. This intensive, two-day program equips participants with the skills needed to excel in architecting and implementing DICOM interfaces, troubleshooting connections, and seamlessly integrating DICOM-based systems.

Through hands-on learning and comprehensive guidance, attendees will gain the proficiency required to independently design DICOM interfaces for healthcare software applications. This knowledge empowers them to successfully navigate the intricacies of DICOM protocols, positioning them for career advancement and enabling them to contribute effectively to future development and deployment projects.

Upon completing the course and supplementing their learning with provided resources, such as the DICOM study guide, participants will be fully prepared to complete the PARCA Certified DICOM Integration Professional (CDIP) exam. The course’s rigorous curriculum ensures a high degree of confidence in passing this certification exam, validating their mastery of DICOM standards and protocols.

To assess their competence and readiness, a comprehensive sample exam will be administered at the course’s conclusion. This serves as a final evaluation, affirming participants’ preparedness to embark on their DICOM certification journey.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop and implement DICOM interfaces and protocols within software applications, demonstrating proficiency in troubleshooting and ensuring seamless connections between DICOM-based systems.
  • Independently design and architect DICOM interfaces and protocols in healthcare-related software projects, showcasing a deep understanding of the DICOM standard.
  • Achieve DICOM certification by utilizing the provided study materials and successfully passing the on-line proctored DICOM Certification exam, demonstrating a high level of competence in DICOM standards and protocols.

Format/Class Structure

The two-day training will be delivered in-person at in Chennai, India on October 12&13, 2023 from 900-1700 local time. Breaks and lunch will be provided. Exact location of the training TBD.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is ideal for healthcare imaging and IT software architects, developers, integration analysts, service and support engineers.

Course Instructor

Herman Oosterwijk, MSc, MBA, is a seasoned trainer/consultant who has been involved with the DICOM and HL7® standardization effort for many years and served on several IHE and HIMSS committees. He published several textbooks and study guides on these subjects. He has taught thousands of students in more than 20 countries over the past 25+ years in healthcare imaging and informatics, and is an active volunteer in deploying radiology in underserved countries.

CE Credit

Upon conclusion of the course, students who complete a post-training evaluation will be awarded a certificate of completion.

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 13 hours of SIIM IIP Credits towards certification and re-certification by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII).


  • DICOM Certification eStudy Guide
  • PDF handout of training presentation


Day 1: DICOM Negotiation and Image Objects

  • Negotiation Process and Associations
  • SCU/SCP Roles
  • Image Objects
  • Special objects, waveforms, pdf’s etc.
  • SOP Class Concept
  • Transfer and Abstract Syntaxes
  • Verification, Store, Storage Commitment
  • Query/Retrieve
  • Modality Worklist MPPS, IA
  • Contrast Administration
  • Structured Reporting

Day 2: Image quality, DICOMWeb and Troubleshooting

  • Image Quality and pixel pipeline
  • DICOMWeb (WADO etc.)
  • Print and compression
  • Media exchange
  • Conformance
  • DICOM troubleshooting: common problems and tools using DICOM Sniffer
  • Sample certification exam
  • Q&A with instructor


Oct 12 - 13, 2023


9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Credit Amount


Credit Type



$ 150

Proficiency Level


Delivery Type

  • In-Person

Audience Type

  • Developer
  • Imaging IT

Herman Oosterwijk, MSc, MBA

Healthcare imaging and IT trainer/consultant

Student in a classroom


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