The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) in London has awarded the IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO: SECT B) a five-year contract to supply a breast imaging PACS. The investment will allow BHRUT to improve its services to the women participating in the Trust’s breast screening program.
The solution will facilitate fast and highly efficient reading of screening mammograms which will improve the breast screening service to the 72,000 women examined each year.
The new system will allow for seamless integration with other Sectra PACS sites through the use of cross platform workflow which enables regional sharing of images.
Sectra Breast Imaging PACS is focused on workflow and the solution has been designed around the requirements of BHRUT. Sectra PACS provides a truly multi-vendor environment where all equipment is seamlessly integrated into a single user friendly and efficient solution.
Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women’s health, 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.
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 2011/2012 fiscal year totaled SEK 823 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange.