Sectra’s digital pathology solution selected for external quality assurance program

Linköping, Sweden – October 18, 2017 –  International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) signs digital pathology contract with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP). Sectra’s digital pathology solution will be used in training and quality assurance programs for pathology laboratories. It will provide pathologists and scientists with a fast digital pathology solution, available at any time regardless of the participant’s location.

“The Sectra solution will enable us to deliver digital slides and a consistent user experience in difficult image programs, such as cytopathology. This due to its ability to provide a seamless microscope-like experience even on heavily z-stacked virtual slides, mobile devices and lower bandwidth connections,” says Derek Holzhauser, Chief Information Officer at RCPAQAP.

The solution will be used for the external quality assurance (EQA) programs that RCPA offers in Australia and in more than 60 other countries. Pathologists and scientists will have access to Sectra’s solution through the program portal where they will receive cases and associated questions for assessment. The solution’s zero-footprint viewer and smart streaming functionality enable access to the digital pathology images without large installations, at any time and in remote areas.

Sectra’s digital pathology solution
Sectra provides a complete solution for primary diagnostics in pathology. Sectra’s high-end review workstation provides pathologists with the right environment and tools to perform their work in a digital system and to reduce the pain-points associated with time-consuming and labor-intensive manual workflow. Sectra’s digital pathology solution also allows seamless sharing of digital slides and patient data in multi-hospital environments, enhancing the workflows around consultations, frozen sections and second opinions.

The solution is part of Sectra’s enterprise imaging solution that also supports radiology, cardiology, mammography, orthopaedics and other medical imaging. Since it is built on the same technical platform, Sectra’s solution enables efficient integrated diagnostic workflows, supporting improved collaboration between radiology and pathology, two key players in efficient cancer care. 

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 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 Sectra solution will enable us to deliver digital slides and a consistent user experience in difficult image programs, such as cytopathology. This due to its ability to provide a seamless microscope-like experience even on heavily z-stacked virtual slides, mobile devices and lower bandwidth connections.
Derek Holzhauser, Chief Information Officer at RCPAQAP