Sectra to deliver nationwide imaging IT solution to Dutch breast screening program
Linköping, Sweden, October 10, 2017 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a multi-year agreement with the Dutch breast screening organization (FSB) for a nationwide solution. With the Sectra solution, the 59 mobile trailers, 11 fixed screening locations and 29 reading units used throughout the Netherlands can carry out and review breast screening examinations anywhere and at any time. The project aims to further optimize the screening process and bring the mobile screening units online.
“Implementing a breast screening solution on a national scale is an exceptional IT project. The Dutch breast screening program is among the most effective in the world and the fact that Sectra has been selected to be part of this makes me very proud,” says Marie Ekström Trägårdh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions.
The FSB operates on behalf of all of the five regional screening organizations responsible for nationwide breast screening in the Netherlands. Approximately 2.2 million women between the ages of 50 and 75 are encompassed by the program. Each year, half of the women are invited to screening of which about 80% participate. The national scale and service delivery model of the contract are unique, involving more than 59 online mobile screening trailers that move between 1,000 different locations within the country. Sectra will provide the Dutch breast screening program with a system-wide solution, including archiving, communication and viewing.
The implementation will include the migration of more than 7 million previous mammography exams and gradual installation of the system in the mobile trailers.
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.