Belgian university hospital improves mammography services using Sectra’s IT solution

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has awarded a five-year contract to the IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO: SECT B) for the supply of a breast imaging PACS (system for handling diagnostic images for mammography). By providing instant access to images including relevant patient history, Sectra’s solution will allow the hospital to improve the quality of its services to women participating in the Belgian breast screening program. 

“Sectra was the only vendor who had a proven desktop integration with the national screening IT system for handling patient information, which provides a smooth and efficient mammography workflow,” says Filip Verhelle, System Manager at the university hospital.

The solution will facilitate fast and highly efficient reading of screening mammograms which will improve the breast screening service to the 14,000 women examined each year.

Sectra Breast Imaging PACS is a web-based solution featuring advanced diagnostic tools, including integrated CAD and reporting, which offers a single-system reading environment for mammographers.  All digital breast images, regardless of modality vendor, are automatically displayed in the same size with correct orientation and alignment, facilitating comparison of current and prior images.  

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President, Sectra  AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27
Marie Ekström, Executive Vice President, Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10
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About Sectra
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 2012/2013 fiscal year totaled SEK 817 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com 

In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,400 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 70 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.

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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 2019/2020 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,661 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit https://sectra.com/.

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