Sectra strengthens its product portfolio with a complete solution for radiation dose monitoring
The IT and medical technology company Sectra (NASDAQOMX Stockholm: SECT B) has acquired the product rights for Intulo, a system that monitors radiation doses, from the Swedish medical IT company Krucom AB. The system enables major time and quality gains in medical care and reduces the risk of patients being exposed to unnecessarily high radiation doses in conjunction with radiology examinations.
With an aging population, the number of radiology examinations is growing and they are becoming more complex. By gathering and comparing radiation dose values from performed radiology examinations, the care providers receive documentation that contributes to enabling the medical care sector to reduce radiation doses without impacting diagnostic quality. By automating data collection, the medical care sector saves valuable time.
“We are increasingly being asked by our customers about dose monitoring,” says Torbjörn Kronander, President of Sectra’s Medical Systems business area. “With this acquisition, Sectra will be able to provide a well-tested solution that contributes to enhanced efficiency and increased safety in medical care in an international market.”
Intulo strengthens Sectra’s product portfolio in radiology IT systems, which comprise systems and services for managing medical images (PACS) and patient information (RIS). Region Skåne, one of Sectra’s existing customers, has been using Intulo for several years as a regional quality system for radiation doses, with collation, storage and analysis of radiation dose data from more than two million radiology examinations performed at some 100 radiology modalities.
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 55 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 2011/2012 fiscal year totaled SEK 823 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com