For the Information Technology Professional

Has software experience but not sure where to start when it comes to healthcare

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Are you someone who has a 4 year college degree? You may be a computer science major. Perhaps you’re someone who graduated high school with networking certifications. Or maybe you’ve attended a coding bootcamp. You could be a seasoned veteran with years of IT experience. You get the point.

Whatever the case, you may be interested in the healthcare field. The PACS analyst role will rely heavily on your technical background.

Advantages of background

The benefits of having this background is highly advantageous. The PACS analyst role (arguably a hybrid role between clinical & IT based support) is one that falls under the information systems umbrella. To be successful, you’ll need the understanding of basic networking, server infrastructure, various hardware and software components – likely something Person B already has.

Put simply, this is an Information Systems position, which requires the skills you posses.

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Anatomy and Phisiology

Anatomy and Physiology brings the basic level of understanding in a conversation between a Radiologist application specialist

Sectional Anatomy

Sectional Anatomy is a must-have for MRI, CT and PET technologists. For 3D imaging applications this knowledge is extremely useful.

Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology

Though this may be overkill for an application analyst, it may be highly valuable to someone who’s interested in the field

How to Become a PACS Analyst

Step by Step Guide on what to learn and how to enter the field of Imaging Informatics