Louisiana breast centers invest in Sectra’s Breast Imaging IT solution

Linköping – November 24, 2015 - International medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that Breast Center of Acadiana, in the US, has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its two freestanding imaging centers. This investment will provide the Breast Center a future-proof platform capable of expanding with the practice.

Breast Center of Acadiana provides screening mammography along with screening 3D ultrasound to women in southern Louisiana at locations in Lafayette and Youngsville.  The Lafayette location also serves as the referral center for patients requiring more specialized and personalized breast imaging procedures and biopsies for diagnosis of breast cancer and other breast problems. 

Gary Mathews M.D., a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging, is the founder and medical director of Breast Center of Acadiana.  “I am eager to implement the Sectra PACS in our practice.  Its versatility and adaptability for customization as well as its worldwide acceptance and proven track record were key factors in my decision. Sectra’s technology will provide a new computer platform to most effectively operate our state of the art imaging including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, automated whole breast (3D) ultrasound, and breast MRI.  With the Sectra system in place, our breast center is better equipped to serve our patients and doctors into the future,” says Dr. Mathews.

Sectra PACS displays images from any modality, side-by-side with digital mammograms, facilitating comparison of current and prior images according to radiologist preference. “Sectra’s high quality display and reading flexibility has earned acclaim as the most user-friendly PACS for breast imaging radiologists,” says Mikael Anden, president of Sectra North America. 

Sectra Breast Imaging PACS will be showcased in booth #6113 at RSNA in Chicago.

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 About Breast Center of Acadiana

The Breast Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality service available to the women of Acadiana. A culture has been created within its two locations focusing on personalized care, easing fears and explaining every step in the breast imaging process in a secure atmosphere that caters to the needs of women and their families.  For more information, visit www.breastcenterofacadiana.com

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President, Sectra  AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27
Marie Ekström, Executive Vice President, Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10

About Sectra
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 2014/2015 fiscal year totaled SEK 961 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com 

In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies 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.

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Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.