PACS Clinical Applications Training (CAT)

This 3-day program is intended to train qualified personnel to configure and use the Merge PACS Diagnostic tools, Hanging Protocols and Real Time Worklist. While intended for the PACS Administrators, Rad Techs, IT Personnel, Clerks and Managers are also encouraged to attend. This prepares the PACS Administrator to better support radiologists and clinicians and to provide training to new users of the PACS viewers.

PACS Admins should complete this course within 30 days of your PACS Go-Live date. This train-the-trainer program will be held on a quarterly basis at Merge Training Headquarters.

Course Outline
The 3-day Clinical Applications Training and Certification Program covers the following topics:

  • What is Merge PACS?
  • Diagnostic Viewer Configuration & Functionality
  • Viewer Preference Management
  • Diagnostic WorkStation Functionality including:
    • Search Studies
    • Individual Preferences
    • Studies/Series/Image Navigation
    • Customizing Thumbnails, toolbar and layout
    • Image Manipulation
    • Measurement Tools
    • Template Applications
    • 3-D Tools — Multi-Plane Reconstruction, Maximum Intensity Protocol, & Color Volume Reconstruction
    • Hanging Protocols
  • Radiology Worklist
  • Workflow Design & Functionality
  • Overview & Configuration
  • Troubleshooting
  • Validating Exam
  • Workflow Optimization
    • Instant Messaging with Merge PACS
    • RadStream study Prioritization
    • Workflow Accelerator instant image availability  
    • Teaching folders
    • Custom Statuses
    • Custom Dimensions
    • QC Tools


This course utilizes a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises to present the course materials. The majority of the coursework is conducted in a physical classroom environment.

Personnel responsible for training Radiologists, Clinicians, and Referring Physicians

Timeline, Frequency, Duration
Timeline: PACS Visualization Coordinator(s) should attend this course within 30 days of PACS Go-Live date.

Frequency: Conducted quarterly at the Watson Health Daytona Beach office, or by appointment at client site (schedule through your Project Manager to ensure appropriate site readiness).

Duration: 3 Days

Watson Health
325 Bill France Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 253-6222

Schedule: (Tuesday-Thursday)
Day 1: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Day 2: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Day 3: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Please refer to your contract for information on # of attendees included in your Implementation Package. Training for additional attendees is available. Please contact your Project Manager for specific pricing and details.