Portuguese hospital expands its VNA from Sectra with digital pathology to improve cancer care

Linköping, Sweden – June 19, 2018 –  International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a digital pathology contract with Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa (IPO Lisboa). IPO Lisboa is renowned for its cancer care and is the first hospital in Portugal to seamlessly include digital pathology in its existing VNA. The solution allows pathologists to access images from any workstation within the hospital as well as remotely, and enables integrated diagnostic workflows—especially important for improving cancer care. 

“Sectra’s digital pathology solution gives us access to already-proven calculation algorithms that will translate into greater reproducibility of results and have an impact on clinical decisions,” says Dr. José Cabeçadas, Pathology Manager, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa.

IPO Lisboa is expanding its medical imaging IT solution for radiology to also include pathology. The solution will provide pathologists with instant access to images and related data, digital tools for reviewing the images and the ability to collaborate across both departments and locations.

“The use of a single system for the entire hospital guarantees a universal availability of resources and the possibility to work remotely,” continues Dr. Cabeçadas. “An immediate additional benefit is that the solution will provide increased efficiency in the preparations for multidisciplinary meetings.”

Sectra’s digital pathology solution
Sectra’s digital pathology solution includes digital tools which enable the pathologists to make their diagnoses and carry out reporting with higher precision and less time spent per case. It is a complete, vendor-neutral solution for primary diagnostics that includes storage solutions and an advanced review workstation.

Sectra’s pathology solution is part of Sectra’s Enterprise Image Management (EIM) solution. Sectra’s enterprise imaging portfolio provides a unified strategy for all imaging needs, and improves patient outcomes while lowering operational costs. The scalable and modular solution supports the most image-intense departments—radiology, breast imaging, pathology, cardiology and orthopaedics. Being built on the same technical platform, customers can easily extend a departmental solution to create a comprehensive VNA. Read more about Sectra Enterprise Image Management and why Sectra PACS is “Best in KLAS” at https://www.sectra.com/medical/.

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB, +46 (0)705 23 52 27

Marie Ekström Trägårdh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, +46 (0)708 23 56 10


About Sectra 

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 is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com

In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT solutions for the management and communication of all types of medical images—primarily in radiology, mammography, pathology, cardiology and orthopaedics, as well as other departments where medical images are used. Sectra has a strategic focus on making cancer care more efficient. More than 1,800 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use Sectra’s systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions for managing medical images and patient information. The company commands a market-leading position in Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Portugal, holds a prominent position in the UK and is growing in the US. Sectra has delivered some of the largest installations of medical IT systems worldwide and its 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 2017/2018 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,267 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.

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The use of a single system for the entire hospital guarantees a universal availability of resources and the possibility to work remotely. An immediate additional benefit is that the solution will provide increased efficiency in the preparations for multidisciplinary meetings.
Dr. José Cabeçadas, Pathology Manager, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa