IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has been assigned to deliver a centralized PACS and vendor neutral archiving solution (VNA), for digital mammography throughout the country of New Zealand. This has the endorsement of New Zealand’s Ministry of Health.
The national breast screening programme in New Zealand, BreastScreen Aotearoa, is establishing a centralized electronic picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that can store and transmit digital mammography images.
A centrally shared image and archiving solution will support better future collaboration and information sharing among Breast Screening providers across the country. By allowing easy access to images regardless of their origins or the system used, the solution supports patient-centric healthcare.
Breast screening services are provided by eight lead providers throughout New Zealand, performing approximately 250,000 examinations per year.
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