Sectra successfully completes unique nationwide telepathology solution in the Netherlands

Linköping, Sweden – June 12, 2018 –  International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has completed the unique nationwide telepathology solution in the Netherlands, PIE. The final part of the solution, which enables automatic upload of all images connected to a case, has now been approved and released. Pathology laboratories all over the Netherlands can connect to the solution and share digital pathology images to carry out consultations and revisions, and participate in expert panels. The solution will thus play a key role in improving cancer care in the country.

“Together with UMC Utrecht, we have been testing the functionality of automatic upload of all images connected to a case. What impresses me the most is the ease of use and few clicks required,” says Konnie Hebeda, Pathologist at Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc).

The solution is cloud-based and enables sharing of digital pathology images on a national scale. Being able to easily share pathology images for consultations, revisions and panel discussions will help to reduce lead times, decrease inter-observer variation and improve the overall quality of diagnosis.

The project is the first of its kind in the world and was initiated in 2017 by the Dutch Society for Pathology (NVVP) and the nationwide pathology network Foundation PALGA. It has been implemented by Sectra, together with the subcontractors Deutsche Telekom Healthcare and RAM Infotechnology.

Meet Sectra at Maastricht Pathology 2018
Discuss the project and experience Sectra’s digital pathology solution at the Pathology Congress at Maastricht Pathology 2018 in the Netherlands, June 19–22. Book a meeting with Sectra at the congress to learn more.

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 direct sales in 19 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 1,800 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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Together with UMC Utrecht, we have been testing the functionality of automatic upload of all images connected to a case. What impresses me the most is the ease of use and few clicks required.
Konnie Hebeda, Pathologist at Radboud University Medical Center