The first medical imaging degree program for PACS to be offered

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The Medical Imaging Program of Clarkson College has launched a two-level certificate specialization for PACS Administration, Digital Imaging, and Medical Imaging Informatics, according to a release.

"These new digital imaging and PACS courses represent another opportunity to extend our mission of educating students to provide high quality, competent, ethical, and compassionate care to patients and their families. With the flexibility offered by our online and campus instruction, we can accommodate many participants interested in furthering their professional career as they continue their employment." said Dr. J. W. Upright, president of Clarkson College.

"This is one of the first College-based programs that integrate the coursework into a baccalaureate degree.  The course is designed into two certificate levels.  Both levels may be taken independently or be applied to the baccalaureate degree," said Joey Battles, Program Director.

While college-based programs such as Clarkson's serve both full and part-time students, additional opportunities for education can be provided by continuing education programs, SG &A said.

"It will become increasingly important for continuing education programs to adopt novel approaches such as background-specific channels and Extended Learning Experiences (pre- and post- course guided study) to  increase the effectiveness of short-term education for those PACS administrators who have acquired their skills and knowledge primarily on-the-job," said Len Avecilla, Director, Continuing Medical Education at SG &A.

SG &A says it is pleased to collaborate with Clarkson College in this innovative effort to increase the educational opportunities available in the rapidly evolving world of the PACS administrator.