Sectra signs breast imaging PACS contract with US academic medical center
Linköping, Sweden and Shelton, CT – August 24, 2017 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that UC San Diego Health will install Sectra PACS for its breast imaging workflow. The Sectra solution will provide true, multi-modality display of all breast images, including digital breast tomosynthesis, with the end goal of improved cancer care.
The technology will support patient care at both UC San Diego Health campuses and at its cancer center which is the only comprehensive cancer center in the region that is supported by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI).
UC San Diego Health performs screening mammography and offers a full spectrum of diagnostic breast imaging services, including 2D and 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, breast biopsies and a wide-range of image-guided interventional procedures. The Sectra PACS will be integrated with the existing mammography reporting system and VNA.
Sectra PACS displays ultrasound and MRI images side-by-side with digital mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis exams, facilitating comparison of current and prior images according to radiologist preference.
“Sectra’s focus on cancer care, including our cutting-edge software for teaching files and multidisciplinary team meetings, aligns closely with UC San Diego Health’s treatment philosophy and academic needs,” says Mikael Anden, President of Sectra North America.
Sectra Breast Imaging Webinar
Attend the Sectra breast imaging webinar on October 4 at 2pm Eastern Time to hear perspectives from five leading breast radiologists. Register at: http://bit.ly/2w4ycQO.
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
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.