The department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland
has expanded its PACS contract with Sectra (http://www.sectra.com/medical) (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
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).
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 and President Sectra Imaging
IT solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10
Press room: www.sectra.com/medical/press
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 (http://www.sectra.comIn)
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.