Sectra Supplies Digital Radiology to Sweden's Largest Private Emergency Hospital

Linkoping, SWEDEN

LINKOPING, Sweden, Feb. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Swedish IT and medical technology company Sectra (Other OTC:SSBBF) (Stockholm:SECTb) has signed an agreement regarding the digitization of radiology operations at S:t Goran Hospital in Stockholm and its three satellite clinics. The purchaser is Capio Diagnostik, a private medical healthcare provider. The agreement is valid for five years and entails Capio Diagnostik paying Sectra per examination. Currently, the clinics perform 120,000 to 130,000 examinations every year.

Capio Diagnostik is the entrepreneur of radiology operations at Sweden's largest private emergency hospital, S:t Goran Hospital in Stockholm. The operations will now be digitized and Sectra has been selected as supplier of both the administrative system for patient information (RIS) and the system for processing and archiving of digital images (PACS). The contract also covers an option to include Lundby Hospital in Gothenburg.

"Capio has very high demands on system accessibility, something that is critical to a large emergency hospital," said Marie Ekstrom, President of Sectra Skandinavien AB. "For Sectra, this is an important order that further strengthens our position as the leading PACS supplier on the Scandinavian market."

"Digitization of our operations provide us with the possibility to enhance service as well as quality toward our customers," said Dan Olsson, President of Capio Diagnostik AB. "Through Sectra's well-proven solution, our demands for accessibility and stability are met."

About Capio

Capio Diagnostik is part of the Capio Group (Stockholm:CAP), one of the leading players in the health and medical services market in Europe with operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, U.K., France, Switzerland and Poland. The Group has annual sales of approximately SEK 9,500 MSEK and around 14,000 employees. Capio has its head office in Gothenburg and is listed on the Stockholm Exchange.

Capio Diagnostik AB in Sweden has around 700 employees, of which 60 are physicians with specialist skills. Within its radiology area of operation, Capio carries out examinations using all methods identified with medical radiology. Capio's radiology and mammography divisions in Sweden are located in S:t Goran Hospital, Globen City and Solna municipality in Stockholm, at Lundby Hospital in Gothenburg, Lidkoping Hospital and Skovde Hospital. Mammography operations are also carried out at the hospitals of Boras, Alingsas and Kinna in south-west Sweden.

About Sectra

Sectra is one of today's major diagnostic imaging providers with more than 350 installations worldwide. The Swedish-based company operates through partners in most of the world, but delivers directly to end-customers in some markets. Sectra's core business is to deliver top-of-the-line high-availability, robust enterprise diagnostic imaging for 24/7 operation. In Sweden and Norway, which are currently the countries with the largest penetration of diagnostic imaging systems in the world, Sectra holds a dominant market leadership with more than 50 percent of all film-free installations. The company has its largest number of installed systems in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark but has also, through partnerships, systems installed in most major countries in Europe, Far East, Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit

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Sectra's operations Sectra has its roots in Linkoping Technical University and is one of Sweden's fastest growing high-tech companies in the IT area. Since the mid-1980s, Sectra has successfully conducted development and sales of high-technology 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(TM) is marketed and sold through different partners.

Business is conducted in six countries with a total of 260 employees. Sales for the fiscal year May 2001-April 2002 reached SEK 426 million. Since March 1999, Sectra's shares have been quoted on the O-list of the Stockholm Exchange.

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