Sectra secures large mammography PACS order: Northern Ireland expands its region-wide healthcare imaging IT solution with digital breast imaging
The department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland has expanded its PACS contract with Sectra (STO: SECT B), to include digital breast imaging. The breast screening centres in the region will benefit immediately from the existing centralized PACS facilitating efficient image handling and information sharing across all of Northern Ireland.
As part of the continued investment in healthcare IT in Northern Ireland, its breast screening programme is transitioning to digital imaging. To support this transition the existing region-wide PACS solution provided by Sectra in 2010 is being extended to include dedicated breast imaging functionality.
Northern Ireland has one of the world’s largest and most integrated region-wide imaging healthcare IT solutions where images and patient information is handled in a single database. In total 1.4 million radiology and mammography examinations are carried out every year. The installation includes 27 hospitals, organized in five Trusts, and four breast screening centres.
The additional functionality supports the unique workflow of digital breast imaging of high-volume screening and advanced diagnostic mammography.
The information in this report is such that Sectra AB (publ) is obligated to disclose in compliance with the Securities and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was issued to the media for publication on April 16, 2014, at 09:05 a.m. (CET).
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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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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.