Sectra AB

Breakthrough for Sectra on the Australian radiology market

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 29, 2006 09:12 CET

The Goulburn Valley Imaging Group, a large multi-disciplinary radiology provider in Shepparton, Victoria, has invested in medical-imaging systems from the IT and medical-technology company Sectra. The investment comprises a fully integrated digital solution for managing and archiving radiology images and patient information for the group’s six private radiology practices.

Goulburn Valley Imaging Group provides radiology services to the main regional hospital in Shepparton and other local hospitals in the northern region of Victoria. Following extensive evaluation, Sectra was chosen to deliver a fully integrated solution for a Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).

“We are a recognized vendor on the Australian mammography market and the order from Goulburn Valley Imaging Group represents a breakthrough for Sectra in the radiology area,” says Henk Scholte, Managing Director of Sectra in Australia.

“Due to our year-on-year growth, we have experienced a serious requirement to optimize our workflow at all our practices and offer our referring units a convenient and efficient means of receiving patient results”, says Mr Stavros Dodos, Chief Radiographer at the Goulburn Valley Imaging Group.

“The investment in Sectra’s integrated solution was the best way forward to reach our goal to consistently deliver high-quality radiology service”, he adds.

The implementation of the Sectra PACS solution will enhance the availability of images and patient information and allow the radiologists to review images productively and securely. It will also facilitate distribution of images and reports to referring doctors located long distances from Shepparton and other towns in the region.


For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President Sectra Imtec AB, ph +46 13 23 52 27
Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO Sectra AB, ph +46 13 23 52 09

About Sectra’s medical operations
Sectra is one of the world's major diagnostic imaging system (PACS) providers. More than 850 hospitals worldwide use the system daily and more than 40 million radiology examinations are diagnosed in Sectra’s system annually. Sectra’s systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East. In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations.

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 the Linköping Institute of Technology in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in eleven countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2005/2006 fiscal year totaled SEK 564 million. Since 1999, Sectra shares have been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information about Sectra visit http://www.sectra.com.