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Sectra delivers system for better MS diagnostics to Swedish hospitals

November 23, 2012 - Medical Systems

Two Swedish hospitals have invested in Sectra’s software for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The software has been developed by SyntheticMR AB, and will primarily be used to measure the effectiveness of treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).

The SyMRI™ software is integrated with Sectra PACS, the image management system used by radiology departments in these hospitals, and has been used by the Norrland University Hospital in Umeå in northern Sweden since 2011. Additional hospitals in Skellefteå and Lycksele, and thus the entire Västerbotten County Council, can now improve the quality of their neurological diagnostic testing. The software is unique in that it automatically measures the volume of the brain’s parts. The technology makes it easier to follow the progression of diseases such as MS, and tailor the treatment.

“In Umeå, we use SyMRI for most of our neurological examinations. We would now like to extend this service to more of the county’s patients, particularly our MS patients. The measurements of patients produced by this software are forwarded to the national MS register, to increase knowledge of how this disease progresses,” says Richard Birgander, a neuroradiologist at the Norrland University Hospital.

“Offering our customers clinical applications that are closely integrated with the radiology workflow enables better diagnostics and increases efficiency in the healthcare sector,” says Per Elmhester, Product Manager of Clinical Solutions at Sectra.

SyntheticMR AB is a subsidiary to Accelerator Nordic AB.

About SyMRI

SyMRI enables hospital personnel to drastically reduce the time required for MRI examinations per patient, and increase access to MRI equipment. In addition, tissue can be quantified, identified and its volume determined.

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

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Helena Pettersson
Chief Investor and Press Relations Officer
Direct: +46 13 23 52 04
Mobile: +46 706 27 52 04

Sectra AB
Teknikringen 20
SE-583 30 Linköping
Sweden
Phone: +46 13 23 52 00
Fax: + 46 13 21 21 85