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Fundamentals of Clinical & IT
PARCA CPAS Bootcamp with Herman Oosterwijk


The In2pacs Academy has teamed up with OTech Inc., and we're bringing Herman Oosterwijk to South Africa. Herman is an internationally renowned PACS expert and imaging informatics trainer, and he will present his PARCA CPAS Bootcamp Training Course in Johannesburg from the

10 to 12 April 2019.


Ever wanted to be an internationally recognised PACS associate, well getting a PARCA CPAS certificate is the best place to start. 


Register today and accelerate your PACS career by becoming an internationally recognised PACS Associate!

Learning Objectives:

You will get a basic understanding of IT concepts that are needed to support a medical imaging environment such as used in a PACS or electronic medical record (EMR or EHR) system. You will acquire skills that allow you to perform basic troubleshooting and learn how to use different computer systems and Operating System (OS) environments. The clinical component will teach you the skills to converse with medical/clinical staff and learn about digital modalities and medical terminology

Who should attend?

The course is focused on anybody who wants to write the PARCA CPAS exam and become a PARCA certified PACS Associate.


   IT Staff

  PACS Administrators

  PACS Managers 

Registration Fee


R 15 970.00 Incl VAT

: Includes Bootcamp and PARCA CPAS exams - Clinical and IT

R 12 810.00 Incl. VAT

: Bootcamp Only, excludes PARCA CPAS exams

R 3 160.00 Incl. VAT

: Exam Only, excludes PARCA bootcamp

When & Where

10 to 12 April 2019

9h00 to 16h30

GE Innovation Centre


What is Included:

Training Material on a flash drive

A Comprehensive Clinical study guide

A Comprehensive IT study guide

Access to the on-line PACS IT

and Clinical Basics online training modules from OTech inc.

Morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch

Who is PARCA?


PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association (PARCA)

An USA based association whose mission is to develop and provide certification for professionals who are engaged with the support, maintenance and day-to-day management of Healthcare Imaging and IT systems such as Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR).


see for more details

Download the PARCA Certified PACS Associate (CPAS2014) requirements here:

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Course Content

Day 1

  • Basic Anatomy, Landmarks, & Planes

  • Body Systems, Studies, & Terminology

  • Principles of Radiation, Equipment & Radiation Safety

  • Descriptors & Measures of QA / QC in Medical Imaging

  • Characteristics of Current Imaging Modalities including Fluoroscopy, Digital Radiography, C.T. & Spiral C.T., MRI, Sonography, Mammography, Interventional Radiography, and Nuclear Medicine

  • Physician Order Flow; Information and Critical components

Day 2

  • Operating Systems

  • Common OS and characteristics

  • Learn basic UNIX prompts and commands

  • Database Basics

  • Database structure and purpose

  • Identify types and characteristics

  • Learn basic SQL commands to perform basic queries

  • Data Representations

  • Binary and numeric data, including conversions

  • Bits and Bytes and Hexadecimal numbers and conversions

  • Signed and unsigned, and floating point

  • Networking Technology

  • Ethernet, TCP/IP

  • Basic Security Concepts

Day 3 - Morning

  • The morning of day 3 will be allocated for overflow from the previous days and revision before the exam.

Day 3 - Afternoon: for candidates that have selected to included the PARCA CPAS Exams

  • Write the PARCA CPAS IT Exam (30 minutes)

  • Write the PARCA CPAS Clinical Exam (30 Minutes)


Your Host

Clive Daniell: Independent PACS/RIS consultant and founder of the In2pacs Academy is your host for this event.

Your Trainer

Herman Oosterwijk: President of OTech Inc., a healthcare imaging and informatics training and consulting company. He has been involved with the healthcare standards related to PACS, DICOM, HL7 and IHE for more than 30 years participating in several working groups of those committees and is a frequent publisher, blogger and speaker on these subjects.

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