Leading Swedish medical university invests in Sectra’s visualization table for interactive medical training
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is to introduce Sectra’s interactive visualization table in its anatomy training. By interacting with 3D images of actual patient cases, students gain an enhanced understanding of the body’s anatomy and functions, the variation between individuals and better knowledge of more unusual diseases during their training. KI has chosen to link its table to Sectra’s training portal, a unique concept for sharing patient cases and knowledge with other seats of learning around the world that use Sectra’s table.
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. In Sweden, KI accounts for slightly more than 40 percent of academic medical research and has the largest offering of medical training. KI will use Sectra’s table in all training programs that include anatomy training, meaning the medicine, dentistry, psychology, physiotherapy, biomedicine, dental hygiene, speech therapy, ophthalmology and midwifery programs. The teaching of anatomy comprises about 1,600 students per year.
With Sectra’s interactive visualization table, students gain access to a multitude of actual patient cases, which means, for example, that they can study anatomic variations and disease progression in many different individuals. Another advantage of the table is that the students can repeat their virtual autopsies and dissections again and again.
Sectra’s interactive table is used to train medical care staff and veterinaries in more than 20 countries in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
About Sectra’s products for medical training
Sectra sells products and services that make it possible to interact with three-dimensional images of the human body in various image-viewing systems, such as visualization tables, tablets, projectors and 3D printers.
Sectra’s visualization table is a large touch screen with an image viewing program. The 3D images are taken by modern computer tomography and magnetic resonance cameras. The students can simply zoom in, rotate or cut into the visualized body without using a scalpel or destroying the body. Accordingly, the same images can be used again and again, and the students can, for example, study the impact of various diseases on the anatomy in a manner that was previously impossible in training. By connecting the table to Sectra’s unique training portal, teachers and students gain access to virtual images of actual patient cases from other universities and seats of learning that use Sectra’s table, in addition to the pre-installed training images that accompany the table.
The visualization table was developed in cooperation between Linköping University, the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Visualiseringscenter C, and The Interactive Institute.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President, Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27
Simo Pykälistö, CFO and Executive Vice President, Sectra AB, 46 (0) 703 51 53 03
Press room: www.sectra.com/medical/press
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 2013/2014 fiscal year totaled SEK 853 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 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies 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.