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Sectra Granted Patent for High-Performance PACS Technology


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stockholm -- US patent 7,689,539 was today issued to Sectra (STO:SECTB) for a method enabling effective multi-site workflow and rapid image data delivery. The patent covers a cornerstone of the Sectra RapidConnect technology, namely efficient retrieval of medical image data of any dimension and complexity.

“Two crucial challenges for the future of radiology are the ever-growing size of imaging data sets and the increased needs for sharing and remote reading. Sectra’s innovation has enabled us to create unique and future-proof solutions to these challenges,” says Dr. Claes Lundström, Director of Radiology IT solutions at Sectra.

The patented RapidConnect technology is already part of the current Sectra PACS generation and used by customers throughout the world.

About Sectra’s medical operations
Sectra develops and sells IT-systems and products for radiology, mammography and orthopaedic departments. More than 1,000 hospitals worldwide use the system 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 (PACS). In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Outside Scandinavia, Sectra’s system is installed at customers in North America 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 the Linköping Institute of Technology 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 www.sectra.com.



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