Sectra launches vendor-neutral integration for machine learning applications—speeds up access to new technology in healthcare

Linköping, Sweden – November 7, 2017 –  International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) is launching vendor-neutral access to machine learning in its enterprise imaging platform. Sectra customers will be able to utilize Sectra’s own machine learning applications as well as virtually any application, regardless of vendor. This will give healthcare providers a unified entry point to a best-of-breed portfolio. It will also give healthcare providers freedom of choice as well as the opportunity to speed up access to new innovations. Sectra will showcase examples of in-house and external machine learning  applications available through the platform during the global radiology show, RSNA, in Chicago.

“There are many modern machine learning algorithms that could bring great benefits to diagnostic work, but very few solutions have yet reached clinical routine,” says Fredrik Häll, VP Product Management at Sectra Imaging IT Solutions. “A main limitation has been the lack of an effective multi-vendor ecosystem for radiologists to use through a single, unified workplace. The Sectra platform is the missing piece, a solid vendor-neutral foundation.”

Sectra has a long tradition of providing open platforms with which researchers and specialized vendors can easily integrate. The strategy is the same in the machine learning area. Sectra’s own efforts within machine learning mainly focus on applications for increasing the productivity of radiologists and pathologists. By automating relatively simple but tedious tasks, considerable time can be redirected to tasks where the human specialist is truly indispensable.

About Sectra’s achievements in AI and machine learning
Sectra is strongly engaged in the development of state-of-the-art machine learning solutions, both in-house and in collaborative settings. An initiative of particular interest in terms of platform development is the Analytic Imaging Diagnostics Arena, a national Swedish platform for innovation in AI for diagnostics, where Sectra is responsible for the technical infrastructure.

Experience the solutions at RSNA 2017
Meet Sectra at RSNA in booth #6113 where machine learning applications, such as a solution for pulmonary nodule reporting as well as workflow and display protocol automation will be showc ased. Read more and book a meeting with Sectra at RSNA .

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 subsidiaries in 15 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 1,700 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 subsidiaries in 15 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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There are many modern machine learning algorithms that could bring great benefits to diagnostic work, but very few solutions have yet reached clinical routine. A main limitation has been the lack of an effective multi-vendor ecosystem for radiologists to use through a single, unified workplace. The Sectra platform is the missing piece, a solid vendor-neutral foundation.
Fredrik Häll, Vice President Product Management at Sectra Imaging IT Solutions