Picture archiving and communication systems

This module provides the student with a broad overview of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) from image capture and storage, to operational management within the modern healthcare environment. The module aims to develop the knowledge required to enable Healthcare Professionals to provide effective day to day PACS administration within a modern Radiology Department.

Furthermore, the student will be able to appreciate the application of digital imaging technologies at an advanced level within their own working practice. This knowledge will in turn lay the foundation for a more strategic managerial understanding of the use of digital imaging systems as a critical part of radiology service management.

Learning outcomes:  

  • Analyse the imaging principles that are used in the formation of digital radiographic images.
  • Critically appraise the role of modern equipment and techniques in the production, transmission and storage of diagnostic images.
  • Compare and contrast differences in image quality produced by different imaging systems.
  • Analyse and resolve PACS related problems as part of day to day service delivery within a Radiology Department
  • Appraise and demonstrate the application of theoretical principles to clinical practice.
  • Synthesise the knowledge and skills that can be applied on a day to day basis for the management of Digital Imaging Systems.

Who is the module for:  

Radiographers and healthcare professionals responsible for effective day to day PACS administration in a Radiology department.

Module code:   RA7017

Entry criteria:  

Degree or diploma in Radiography or equivalent

Number of credits and level of study:   30 credits at level 7.

Assessment:   Exam Multiple Choice Questions 20%

Essay - (4500 words) 80%

Location:   Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery:   Up to 5 days teaching over a week with online blended learning and self-study

Module dates*

  • Monday 20 May 2019

*Dates may change

Fee:   £1690

Module leader:  


Please Email Postgraduate Radiography , Who will be happy to help you with any queries.

Picture archiving and communication systems