Sectra introduces Visualization Table for medical education in China
The medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a partnership agreement with the Chinese company Tellyes Scientific to sell and distribute the Sectra Visualization Table in China.
“Sectra Visualization Table is used in medical education in more than 15 countries and has proven to add great value. The fact that we will now enter a market with 3,000 university hospitals together with a strong company like Tellyes is an important step forward,” says Lars Wettergren, Vice President Global Partner Sales at Sectra’s business operation Imaging IT Solutions.
Interacting with virtual bodies at the early stage of medical training provides better understanding of the body’s anatomy and functions and the variation between individuals as well as improved knowledge of more unusual illnesses. Combined, these features significantly enhance the quality of medical training programs.
Widespread modernization of healthcare is under way in China. To date, Tellyes Scientific, a medical-simulation manufacturing and distribution business, has helped 3,000 medical schools and 60,000 hospitals in this process. The Tianjin-based company, which was established in 1998, also has five sales offices (Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Xi’an) with a total of more than 500 employees.
“With the Sectra Visualization Table, we will provide a unique offering to top medical education centers and Class-A hospitals across China,” says Mr. Xiaofei Liu, founder and president of Tellyes Scientific. “We have been looking for this type of solution to complement our medical education products and Sectra Visualization Table has proven to be superior since it provides support from basic anatomical education all the way to a high-end research platform.”
About the Sectra Visualization Table
The Sectra Visualization Table is a large, multi-touch medical display with software that facilitates interaction with 3D images of the human body created by modern computer tomography or magnetic resonance cameras. Students are able to intuitively zoom in, rotate or cut into the visualized body without using a scalpel or destroying the subject. This means that the same image can be used repeatedly, and the students are able to study the impact of various illnesses on the anatomy in a manner that was not possible in teaching in the past. A unique function of the visualization table is that each university can download and create its own teaching files from its own clinical practices as well as using the preloaded collection of demonstration cases that comes with the table.
Sectra Visualization Table is used by universities and training hospitals in more than 15 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. It has been developed in cooperation with Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Visualization Center C, The Interactive Institute and Linköping University, Sweden.
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, 46 (0)708 23 56 10
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Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women’s health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,400 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 70 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 2012/2013 fiscal year totaled SEK 817 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com