Certificate in Imaging Informatics
The Clarkson College Imaging Informatics certificate is an online program designed for professionals with a radiology background who are interested in advancing their career as a specialist in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). A relatively new and progressive field within radiology, PACs is the system that has replaced x-ray film with digital images in order to provide more streamlined patient care.
A PACS consists of four major components: the imaging modalities, such as CT and MRI; a secure network to transmit patient information; work stations for interpreting and reviewing images; and long- and short-term archives to store and retrieve images and reports. This system aims to improve the efficiency, accuracy, usability and reliability of medical imaging services within the health care enterprise.
The Imaging Informatics certificate program is available through the Clarkson College Medical Imaging program. The four courses required to earn your certificate are completed using state-of-the-art technologies, including:
- streaming audio
- streaming video
- threaded discussions
- interactive PowerPoint presentations
Upon completing the program and meeting the requirements of the ABII and/or the PARCA certification exams, you will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII), Society in Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) CIIP exam. This certification will give you a distinct advantage in the workforce.