Sectra highlights how to handle security vulnerabilities in medical imaging at RSNA 2018

Linköping, Sweden – November 1, 2018 –  At RSNA 2018, international medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) will demonstrate how healthcare providers can boost radiology reading and reporting efficiency without compromising patient integrity. 

“Recent reports from the US Department of Homeland Security have shown critical vulnerabilities in the imaging IT solutions of a number of established vendors. This is a serious threat to patient integrity, security and efficiency of care. In addition to medical imaging, Sectra’s operating area Secure Communication has more than 30 years’ experience, and today protects many European countries’ most sensitive information at the highest security levels. This level of knowledge in security issues is a great asset when designing, deploying and upgrading our medical imaging IT solutions. Even though no IT system is ever 100% secure, a knowledgeable vendor can improve IT security tremendously. And nowadays, hospitals are prime targets for organized cybercrime,” says Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President of Sectra AB.

Visitors at RSNA can learn about Sectra’s enterprise imaging portfolio, which has Sectra VNA and Best-in-KLAS awarded PACS at its core. The scalable and comprehensive solution streamlines the entire radiology (or pathology, cardiology) workflow. It integrates seamlessly with surrounding IT solutions—such as the EMR, RIS, and VNA—to provide access to the complete patient record whenever and wherever needed. It lets radiologists perform all everyday tasks from a single diagnostic application. Visit Sectra in booth #6113 to experience how security by design supports efficient workflows without compromising patient integrity.

Highlights to experience at the Sectra booth, #6113

  • A “Best-in-KLAS”-awarded PACS with industry leading system uptimes—preventing care disruptions.
  • Vendor-neutral platform for AI-applications speeds up radiologists’ access to best-of-breed AI tools. 
  • Integrated diagnostics to improve collaboration between radiology and pathology, thereby increasing efficiency in cancer care.
  • News such as an improved user interface, enhanced workflow management capabilities, embedded RECIST follow-up in the lesion tracking suite and faster tomosynthesis study reading.
  • Work-in-progress discussions within areas such as AI tools, flexible structured reporting and mpMRI prostate reviews.

Book your meeting with Sectra at RSNA 2018
Visit Sectra’s booth #6113 at RSNA to learn how the solutions can save valuable time and support radiologists in more efficient diagnostics. Book a meeting at http://www.sectra.com/rsna.

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 2017/2018 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,267 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 2018/2019 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,413 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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Recent reports from the US Department of Homeland Security have shown critical vulnerabilities in the imaging IT solutions of a number of established vendors. This is a serious threat to patient integrity, security and efficiency of care. In addition to medical imaging, Sectra’s operating area Secure Communication has more than 30 years’ experience, and today protects many European countries’ most sensitive information at the highest security levels. This level of knowledge in security issues is a great asset when designing, deploying and upgrading our medical imaging IT solutions. Even though no IT system is ever 100% secure, a knowledgeable vendor can improve IT security tremendously. And nowadays, hospitals are prime targets for organized cybercrime.
Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President of Sectra AB