Certificate in Imaging Informatics

Director of Radiologic Technology
& Medical Imaging

Ellen Collins, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)
PH 402.552.6140 TF 800.647.5500
collins@clarksoncollege.edu

Assistant Director of Radiologic
Technology & Medical Imaging

Shelli Weddum, M.S., R.T.(R)
PH 402.552.6204 TF 800.647.5500
weddum@clarksoncollege.edu

Certificate Description

The Imaging Informatics certificate is designed to enhance the graduate’s ability to succeed in today’s informatics and imaging environments. The program compliments a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging degree for professionals with a diagnostic imaging background.

Curriculum plan of required courses for Imaging Informatics Certificate

  Semester Hours
MI 445 Digital Imaging 3
MI 446 Imaging Informatics I 3
MI 447 Imaging Informatics II 3
MI 448 Information Technology Fundamentals 3
    Total 12

Total Semester Hours in Program 12

Course Descriptions

MI 445 Digital Imaging

Three semester hours
(Three hours theory per week) This course explores the essential components of digital imaging systems for a diagnostic imaging facility. The process of digital imaging will be discussed in detail, focusing on the various aspects from initial selection and purchase to analysis and quality control of the system. Legal and security issues will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: RT 120 for RT students. ARRT certification for MI only students.
Co-requisite: MI 446.

MI 446 Imaging Informatics I

Three semester hours
This introductory course focuses on the role of the PACS administrator, process mapping, financial aspects of PACS procurement and project management skills. It also includes focus on computer networking and components such as HIS, RIS, HL7, and DICOM.
Prerequisite: MI 445.
Co-requisite: MI 445.

MI 447 Imaging Informatics II

Three semester hours
This class is a continuation of PACS and Imaging Informatics I. This course focuses on the requirements and ergonomics of a reading room and/or PACS. Legal issues such as HIPAA and necessary safeguards, disaster recovery, acceptance testing and troubleshooting are also covered.
Prerequisite: MI 446.
Co-requisite: MI 448.

MI 448 Information Technology Fundamentals

Three semester hours
This course focuses on computer basics such as hardware, database, operating systems and networking and security concepts. Special focus will be placed on the integration of imaging informatics.
Prerequisite: MI 446.
Co-requisite: MI 447.