Sectra receives its first order for breast imaging PACS from Norway

Sectra receives its first order for breast imaging PACS from Norway Sectra, the Swedish IT and medical technology company, has received an order from Brystsentrum, a breast screening center in Tönsberg, Norway, for a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) dedicated to breast imaging. Brystsentrum in Tönsberg is the first screening center in Norway to use digital equipment in a screening program for mammography. "Sectra offers an open solution, allowing easy integration with other systems in the hospital, which is a great advantage," says Dr Einar Vigeland, head of the Mammography Department at Tönsberg Hospital. "We have made a thorough evaluation of a number of systems, and Sectra proved to be the one that best met our system integration and workflow requirements." The order comprises a complete system for the processing and archiving of digital images (PACS), dedicated for to breast imaging. With the system, all necessary information, such as images and patient data, is made available at the diagnostic workstations. This permits for the radiologists to perform their work productively, cost-effectively and securely without compromising diagnostic quality or patient integrity. "The breast screening center in Tönsberg is a pioneer in using digital mammography and for us an important reference in our strategic focus on the mammography market," says Åge Sjåfjell, Managing Director of Sectra AS Norway. "Digital technology has been used for a long time to increase the effectiveness of radiology operations. Digital systems are now to a growing extent also being introduced in mammography screening operations, replacing traditional film-based systems." About Sectra Sectra is one of today's major diagnostic imaging providers with more than 420 installations worldwide. Sectra's core business is to deliver top-of-the-line, high-availability, robust enterprise diagnostic imaging for 24/7 operation. In Scandinavia Sectra is the market leader with more than 50 percent of all film-free installations. The company also has a large number of systems installed in most major countries in Europe, the Far East and North America, in co-operation with partners. For more information, visit Pictures available at: For further information, please contact: Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President Sectra Imtec AB, +46 705 23 52 27, or Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO Sectra AB, +46 13 23 52 09, Visit our website Sectra's operations Sectra has its roots in Linköping Institute of Technology and is one of Sweden's fastest growing high-tech companies in IT. Since the mid-1980s, Sectra has successfully conducted development and sales of advanced medical IT and telecommunications products. Today, the business includes products in medical systems, secure communication systems and wireless information systems. Sectra's medical business is conducted in Sectra Imtec AB, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sectra AB. Internationally, Sectra PACS is marketed and sold through different partners. Business is conducted in eight countries with a total of 280 employees. Sales for the fiscal year 2002/03 reached SEK 503 million. Since March 1999, Sectra's shares have been quoted on the O list of the Stockholm Exchange. As of July 1, 2003, the share is quoted on the Attract 40 list. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: Pictures

About Us

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