Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the types of devices and their uses on a digital imaging network.
  • Understand digital imaging workflow
  • Identify where DICOM is used on a network
  • Learn to troubleshoot connectivity across the layers of the OSI model within an imaging network, and isolate network connectivity issues from DICOM configuration issues
  • Learn how to use the conformance, information object definition, service class specifications, and data dictionary sections of the DICOM standard
  • Analyze common associations including verify, store, store commit, print, query retrieve, and MPPS
  • Locate DICOM conformance statements on the Internet
  • Compare DICOM conformance statement to predict connectivity between devices
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the basic configuration requirements for DICOM connectivity
  • Master the use of DICOM simulators, including DICOM Validation Tool Kit
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the recording, playback, and analysis of network sniffers such as DICOM Validation Tool Kit                              

Target Audience

  • Biomedical equipment technicians
  • Biomedical and clinical engineers
  • Biomedical and clinical engineering managers
  • Medical technology managers
  • Hospital IT staff
  • Radiologists
  • Any professional who supports the field of medical technology


Note:  GE Essentials of Healthcare IT or equivalent IT training is required prior to taking this course.

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Pricing Options

Purchase Packages (all packages include class material)

Tuition:  $3,500
(2020786-126, M1152065, or R0307PG) 

Tuition & lodging:  $4,055
(2020786-127, M1152066, or R0308PG)  

Tuition, lodging & air:  $4,950*
(2020786-128, M1152067, R0309PG)

*US only

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Essentials of DICOM Course Outline

  • Date Created: 9/20/2011
  • Document ID: DOC0780319