According to OTECH, their poll data indicates that there is overwhelming interest for PACS administrator certification: 90 percent of the respondents indicated that certification is desired and 83 percent would consider getting certified. In addition, 50 percent of the respondents feel they need additional IT skills, while 37 percent indicate that additional IT and clinical training is needed.
Certification Gains Interest Amongst PACS Administrators
Since the widespread adoption of digital imaging and PACS, referring physicians seldom visit radiology reading rooms, substantially reducing a major source of feedback for radiologists. (Shown are 2-D and 3-D digital breast images.) A software module to be described April 5 at the SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium has been providing that feedback for radiologists interpreting breast images at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Image courtesy of Hologic