The PACS Certification (CPAS) Clinical Package is an enriching self-study program that caters to the clinical component of the PARCA CPAS exam. This comprehensive package integrates three self-study courses—Clinical Anatomy and Systems, Medical Imaging Technology, and Workflow and Digital Radiography—along with the PACS System Associate (AS) Study Guide, Clinical Component – Electronic Version. Aimed at bridging the gap between healthcare IT professionals and clinical expertise, this package empowers participants with the essential knowledge to excel in the dynamic field of healthcare technology. 

 This course package contains: 

Learning Objectives 

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

  • Analyze and interpret clinical anatomy and systems to effectively communicate with healthcare professionals and contribute to interdisciplinary collaboration. 
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of medical imaging technology, including the principles and applications of various imaging modalities. 
  • Evaluate and optimize workflow processes in digital radiography environments, ensuring efficiency and quality in the delivery of healthcare services. 
  • Apply the principles outlined in the PACS System Associate (AS) Study Guide, Clinical Component – Electronic Version, to enhance clinical knowledge and proficiency in PACS-related tasks. 
  • Demonstrate practical skills in navigating and utilizing PACS systems in a clinical setting, fostering a seamless integration of clinical knowledge with healthcare IT practices. 

Format/Class Structure 

This package contains three self-paced courses, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 15 hours completing this course. 

Who Should Take This Course 

The PACS Certification (CPAS) Clinical Package is designed for: 

  1. Healthcare IT professionals seeking to augment their clinical knowledge and skills. 
  2. PACS administrators aiming to gain a comprehensive understanding of the clinical aspects related to healthcare technology. 
  3. Radiologic technologists and healthcare practitioners interested in advancing their expertise in medical imaging and digital radiography. 
  4. Individuals preparing for the PARCA CPAS exam, specifically the clinical component, to attain a well-rounded certification.

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 15.0 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.

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  • Administration and Operations
  • Applications
  • Certification & Fellowships
  • Data Sets & Management
  • Interoperability
  • PACS
  • Training
  • Workflow & Productivity

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Non-Member Cost


Member Cost


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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