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Medical Imaging by Example Holland, Michigan

Learn to build & configure an Enterprise-class Medical Imaging environment using Open Technologies from industry mavens & developers with production-tested experience.

From the Radiology Order to the Radiology Result, this class will cover the installation, configuration, and use of Top Open Software available to the medical imaging industry.

Whether you are a developer, admin, contractor or imaging professional, new or seasoned in PACS systems, working in Hospitals or Imaging Centers, this class will put all the pieces together and provide a base of understanding and technical how-to for use in small to complex environments. Are you from another Technology silo with a new responsibility in PACS? Have you been tasked with reducing cost with the use of Open Technologies in your Radiology environment? Are you facing a data migration or a PACS divorce? Are you tasked with enabling image sharing through Teleradiology? This class will benefit you.

Topics we'll cover include

  • Introduction
    • The IHE Actors
    • DICOM
    • HL7
    • RIS
  • dcm4chee - The Enterprise Archive
    • Tour
    • Installation/Configuration
    • Oviyam
    • Dicom Coercion
    • Teleradiology Routing/Prefetching
    • Migration Techniques
  • Modality Worklist
    • Configuration
    • Modality Configuration (US)
    • SCU/SCP Configuration
  • Mirth
    • Tour
    • Order Interface
    • Result Interface
    • HL7 for Teleradiology
  • OsiriX
    • Tour
    • Query and Retrieve
    • Federated Query and Retrieve
    • XML/RPC Interface
  • Clear Canvas
    • Tour
    • Query and Retrieve
    • Federated Query and Retrieve

You keep the MacBook!

The class is hands-on and lab-intensive so it is important all participants are on the same platform throughout the class. The class is also loaded with numerous examples and functional configurations. During the class we'll load up a brand new MacBook Air, when the class is completed, you take it home with you; we don't want it back.

Thank you Pixmeo!

Attendees of the class also receive a FREE copy of OsiriX HD, a 20% discount on OsiriX MD, and a 20% discount on the OsiriX Manual courtesy of Pixmeo.


Christopher Toland

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Christopher Toland is a System Architect for University of Maryland Medical Center Department of Radiology. For the past 5 years, Christopher has been bringing his 10+ years of mission critical corporate IT experience to healthcare’s IT. Already an expert in high availability system design, healthcare IT has armed him with extensive experience with DICOM and HL7 integration at an enterprise level. Christopher has designed and implemented several production solutions using dcm4chee and Mirth to meet the growing and demanding needs of the radiology practice. In his spare time, he enjoys continually improving the departments open source system monitoring system and dabbling in rails development projects.

Ron Sweeney

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Ron currently works in Grand Rapids, Michigan as an Integration Architect for Spectrum Health and has over 10 years of Healthcare IT experience with concentration in Medical Imaging and System Integration. Ron is well versed in the real world implementation of standards such as HL7 and DICOM and has presented in venues across the country using Open technologies as a platform to teach.

Damien Evans

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Damien has been involved in software engineering for over 15 years, specializing in healthcare IT for the past 8 years. He is one of the leaders of the project and provides independent consulting services specializing in open source healthcare software development and implementation. Previously he led the development of enterprise healthcare solutions as Lead Architect at TeraMedica. He has participated in DICOM and IHE working groups and is an outspoken advocate of innovation and standards in the medical imaging community.


CityFlats Hotel

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The Medical Imaging by Example training will be held at the CityFlats Hotel located in Holland, Michigan.

Recently certified LEED Gold, CityFlats is a beautiful and comfortable venue for the week.

CityFlats is offering a great rate of $109/night, discounted from $189, for the training. Contact us for details.

There are several other options nearby

Holland, Michigan

A picturesque city on the shore of Lake Michigan, Holland is a beautiful and welcoming place to learn, play and relax.

You'll truly feel like you're on vacation.

How to get here

  • Air

    We're a short ride from Grand Rapids International Airport (GRR). We provide a free shuttle.

  • Road

    Less than 3 hours driving from Chicago or Detroit. Free parking on-site.

  • Rail

    Amtrak trains leave daily from Chicago and arrive 2 blocks from the hotel.

  • Water

    Ferries run from Milwaukee, WI to nearby Muskegon, MI. If you're bringing a yacht, we can help arrange docking.



Training will run from 9am–4pm each day. From 4–5pm, you can ask one-on-one questions, get feedback on personal projects, or head out on the town. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.


You'll have chances to explore the nearby beaches, restaurants, shopping, or the next-door microbrewery.

Things to bring and take home

The first day, we'll give you a book of everything we'll cover in the training. You'll also get access to all the source code we use in examples.

Friends & Family

We warmly welcome you to bring your family or significant other (we've even had roommates and pets). They're welcome to join us at our evening events, and there is lots to do within walking distance during the day. We're glad to give suggestions. So whether you stick with the group or go off on your own, you'll enjoy your stay.


July weather in Michigan is usually beautiful so bring shorts but pack a light jacket. Averages range from 82°F down to 60°F at night.