The DICOM Services, Commands, and Conformance self-paced course offer an in-depth exploration of the intricacies of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) services. This comprehensive course is designed to enhance participants’ understanding of DICOM protocol commands, troubleshooting techniques, and conformance principles. Participants will gain valuable insights into selecting and utilizing DICOM services effectively, troubleshooting common issues, and ensuring compliance with interoperability standards. 

Learning Objectives 

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

  • Identify and select the appropriate DICOM services required to achieve specific tasks, based on the functionality needed. 
  • Analyze protocol commands used in DICOM services by examining log files, in order to troubleshoot and resolve issues effectively. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and resolve common errors that may occur when importing images from electronic media, such as CDs. 
  • Conduct a comprehensive gap analysis of conformance statements to identify potential interoperability issues and propose solutions. 
  • Evaluate and select the appropriate tools for verification and validation of DICOM services, ensuring compliance with interoperability standards. 

Format/Class Structure 

This course is self-paced, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 4 hours completing this course.  

Who Should Take This Course 

This self-paced course is suitable for: 

  • Healthcare IT professionals seeking advanced knowledge and skills in DICOM services, commands, and conformance. 
  • Radiologic technologists and professionals involved in medical imaging aiming to deepen their expertise in DICOM protocol and troubleshooting. 

Content Outline 

Module 1: Protocol, Echo and MWL

  • Composite, Normalized 
  • Verification 
  • Modality Worklist 

Module 2: MPPS, Store, STC, Q/R:

  • Modality Performed Procedure Step 
  • Store 
  • Extended negotiation 
  • Storage Commitment 
  • Query/Retrieve 
  • Retrieval Keys 

Module 3: Import/export for hardcopy and media:

  • Output to Print 
  • Print options and issues 
  • Exchange media 
  • Common CD issues 
  • IHE PDI 
  • Import documents 

Module 4: Case study conformance statements:

  • Conformance statements 
  • How to read them 
  • Tables 
  • Media support 
  • Gap analysis 
  • Testing and validation 

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 4.0 hours of SIIM IIP Credits towards certification and re-certification by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII).

To receive credit for the activity, registrants must complete the course modules and survey.

Note: In order to receive credits for any events/learning you attend you must select your eligible credit types found in the CE & Certification section of your MySIIM Account profile.

After registering for the course, navigate to My Learning in your MySIIM Account profile to access the content.

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Topic

  • Data Sets & Management
  • DICOM
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Interoperability
  • Standards
  • Systems Management
  • Training
  • Workflow & Productivity

Credit Amount

4

Credit Type

IIP

Non-Member Cost

$400.00

Member Cost

$340.00

Proficiency Level

Beginner, Intermediate

Delivery Type

  • On-Demand

Audience Type

  • Clinician
  • Developer
  • Imaging IT
  • Physician
  • Researcher/Scientist
  • Student Member in Training (SMIT)
  • Vendor

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