Sectra continues its success in breast imaging IT – provides solution to Kentucky Breast Care

Linköping, Sweden – November 30, 2015 - International medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that Kentucky Breast Care has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide Breast Imaging PACS for their women’s healthcare practice. This will allow Kentucky Breast Care to increase collaboration with sub-specialists around the US and offer exceptional care for their patients. 

Kentucky Breast Care, with locations in Somerset and Russell Springs, offers screening and diagnostic mammography services to women in South Central Kentucky with an emphasis on providing 3D tomography and contrast mammography services. 

“Because we are located in a rural community, it was a priority to invest in a breast PACS that could offer connectivity with sub-specialists around the globe.  Not only does Sectra have a proven track record of flawlessly connecting specialists, they also have excellent tools for reading 3D tomosynthesis.  I have made it a priority to invest in the best technology available for my practice and Sectra was a logical extension of that decision,” says Andrea Woodroof, MD and founder of Kentucky Breast Care.

Through true multi-modality software and hanging protocols, Sectra PACS displays breast images from any modality side-by-side with digital 2D and 3D mammograms.  Together with integrated CAD, breast density assessment and reporting, as well as breast tomosynthesis capabilities, a highly efficient reading environment is created. 

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

About Kentucky Breast Care

Founded by Dr. Andrea Woodroof in 2012, Kentucky Breast Care’s mission is to ensure women in South Central Kentucky have access to superior breast health services.  By offering state-of-the-art technology in two locations, including 3D tomography and contrast mammography, the practice offers excellent care to women in the region.  For more information, visit www.kentuckybreastcare.com

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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.

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Because we are located in a rural community, it was a priority to invest in a breast PACS that could offer connectivity with sub-specialists around the globe. Not only does Sectra have a proven track record of flawlessly connecting specialists, they also have excellent tools for reading 3D tomosynthesis. I have made it a priority to invest in the best technology available for my practice and Sectra was a logical extension of that decision.
Andrea Woodroof, MD and founder of Kentucky Breast Care