Sectra sells Synthetic MRI application to Switzerland

Sectra has secured the first order for the software SyMRI Suite from the
Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern. The software will
enhance quality in conjunction with virtual autopsies. 

“SyMRI Suite provides us with increased safety and higher efficiency in our
work,” says Professor Michael Thali, head of the Institute of Forensic Medicine
at the University of Bern. 

The University of Bern is the first of a handful of pilot customers that have
chosen to purchase the software, which is used together with Sectra PACS
workstations, thereby providing radiologists with a more efficient workflow. 
“We focus on offering our customers powerful clinical applications and foresee
major potential for SyMRI Suite,” says Per Elmhester, Product Manager Clinical
Solutions at Sectra.

The SyMRI Suite was rolled out at the beginning of 2010. The software for
synthetic magnetic resonance (MR) helps hospital personnel to drastically reduce
the time required per patient for MR examinations, thus increasing the
availability of the MR equipment. In addition, tissue can be quantified,
identified and its volume determined. SyMRI Suite is developed by Sectra's
partner Synthetic MR.

MR examinations have increased steadily since the 1980s. MR technology is
effective in cases involving tumors, aneurysms, examining the condition of
organs as the heart, liver, kidneys and brain and in different soft tissue.

For further information, contact:
Torbjörn Kronander, President, Sectra Imtec AB, tel +46 (0)705 23 52 27

About Sectra's medical operations
Sectra develops and sells IT-systems and products for radiology, mammography and
orthopedics. More than 1,000 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide
use the systems daily, together performing over 50 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. 

About the Sectra Group
Sectra successfully develops and sells cutting-edge products in the expansive
niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company
was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden. Today,
Sectra has offices in twelve countries and operates through partners worldwide.
Sales in the 2008/2009 fiscal year totaled SEK 863 million. The Sectra share is
quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit

About SyntheticMR AB
SyntheticMR AB develops analytical and imaging methods for synthetic magnetic
resonance (MR). Synthetic MR helps hospital personnel to drastically reduce the
time required for MR imaging, thus increasing the availability of the MR
equipment. Other advantages of synthetic MR are improved performance from
current image analysis equipment and the possibility to provide more precise MR
evaluations. For more information, please visit