Dutch hospital enhances radiology services by upgrading to Sectra PACS
Zuwe Hofpoort Ziekenhuis, Woerden has chosen the Swedish IT and medical technology company Sectra as its PACS provider. Under a recently signed five-year agreement, the hospital will benefit from Sectra’s latest technology, improving radiology workflows by increasing availability of images, enhancing performance of large image datasets and providing additional advanced visualization functionality.
Zuwe Hofpoort Ziekenhuis has leveraged Sectra PACS since 2005 under another brand. Under the new agreement, Sectra will upgrade the existing PACS and provide direct service and support.
“We value Sectra PACS for its intuitive user interface and excellent workflow possibilities. By upgrading to Sectra’s latest generation PACS with the IDS7 workstation, we will further enhance our level of services by enabling radiologists to efficiently read images from home and other remote locations,” says Dr. van der Werff, Radiologist at Zuwe Hofpoort Ziekenhuis.
The upgrade will further enhance workflow by, for example, allowing intelligent pre-fetching of images, reducing the amount of manual retrievals from archive dramatically. This is achieved through brokerless RIS/PACS integration.
“Sectra has proven to deliver realistic upgrade paths for the PACS and is a reliable partner capable of maintaining our system to the highest levels,” says hospital Service Manager John Heijlond.
“Our long experience in the medical IT field, and our close collaboration with customers, ensures that our products have the functionality and performance required for carrying out each step in the radiology workflow as efficiently as possible,” says Peter Osinga, Managing Director of Sectra’s operations in the Benelux-region.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President, Sectra Imtec AB, 46 705 23 52 27
Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO and President, Sectra AB, 46 13 23 52 09
Sectra develops and sells IT systems and products for radiology, mammography and orthopaedics. More than 1,100 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 52 million radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images. In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Sectra’s systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.
Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden. The company’s business operation includes cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2009/2010 fiscal year totaled SEK 848 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.