Prominent French university to improve anatomy teaching using virtual medical technology from Sectra
Medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a contract to deliver its Sectra Visualization Table to Université Claude Bernard in Lyon. This makes Claude Bernard the first French university to improve its medical education using Sectra’s visualization table.
“Medical education in France is at the forefront of its field in Europe and Université Claude Bernard will serve as an excellent reference both in France and in our efforts to establish a leading position in visualization in medical training,” says Lars Wettergren Vice President, Global Partner Sales at Sectra’s medical operations.
Lyon Université Claude Bernard is a leading center of education in France and has a total of nearly 35, 000 students of 125 nationalities. The university includes a health science faculty that covers the full spectrum of medical professions (doctors of medicine, pharmacists, dentists, etc) and paramedical professions (audioprosthesists, ergotherapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, orthoptists, physiotherapists specialized in psychomotor integration).
“We regard the Sectra Visualization Table as offering major potential to take medical education to a whole new level through the use of real cases, allowing contextualized teaching and learning,” says Dr. Eric J. Voiglio. He continues:”The Sectra Visualization Table will primary be used to teach students in anatomy and marks the beginning of change in medical education.”
About Sectra Visualization Table
The Sectra Visualization Table is a large, multi-touch medical display with software that facilitates interaction with 3D images of the human body created by modern computer tomography or magnetic resonance cameras. Students are able to intuitively zoom in, rotate or cut into the visualized body without using a scalpel or destroying the subject. This means that the same image can be used repeatedly, and the students are able to study the impact of various illnesses on the anatomy in a manner that was not possible in teaching in the past. A unique function of the visualization table is that each university can download and create its own teaching files from its own clinical practices as well as using the preloaded collection of demonstration cases that comes with the table.
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, 46 (0)708 23 56 10
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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 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.
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