Swedish healthcare provider selects Sectra’s digital pathology solution for primary diagnostics
Linköping, Sweden – June 21, 2017 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that Västernorrland County Council, in Sweden, orders Sectra’s solution for storing and reviewing digital pathology images. A digital pathology solution contributes to improving cancer care by providing shorter lead times. The solution will be used for primary diagnostics and will enable a deeper collaboration between both physicians and medical disciplines.
Digital management of pathology examinations enables fast image access and facilitates sharing with other physicians when required. By reviewing the images digitally, the county council’s pathologists also have access to digital measurement tools, which contribute to increased reading efficiency.
“Digitizing our pathology department enables us to handle many of the efficiency and collaboration challenges that healthcare is facing. One example is increasing efficiency before and during multi-disciplinary team meetings. Sectra’s solution meets our high requirements in terms of both capacity and performance, as well as in system availability,” says Ingela Pirttilä, Department Manager for Pathology at Västernorrland County Council.
The county council will use Sectra’s digital pathology solution for storing and reviewing its approximately 110,000 pathology images per year.
Sectra digital pathology
Sectra’s digital pathology solution includes digital tools which enable the pathologists to make their diagnoses and carry out reporting with higher precision and less time spent per case. The pathology solution is built on the same platform as Sectra’s solution for handling radiology images (Sectra PACS). This enables in-depth collaboration and easier sharing of medical images and patient information between radiologists and pathologists as well as with other medical disciplines involved in cancer care—so called integrated diagnostics. In addition, using a common platform leads to reduced maintenance and operating costs. Sectra offers a complete and vendor-neutral solution for primary diagnostics that includes storage solutions and an advanced review workstation.
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
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 subsidiaries in 15 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 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 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 1,700 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.