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Sectra to Provide Integrated RIS/PACS to Suffolk MRI

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 General News J E 4
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SHELTON, Connecticut, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical technology company, Sectra (http://www.sectra.com/medical/ ) (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SECT B), announces its multi-year agreement with Suffolk MRI ( http://www.suffolkmri.com/), Smithtown, NY, to deliver its web-based RIS. The RIS will be seamlessly integrated to Suffolk MRI's existing Sectra PACS to increase radiology workflow efficiencies and patient throughput. This will enable Suffolk MRI to improve its level of service to referrers and patients.

"After a review of 25 RIS products we felt Sectra RIS most closely met our needs and we were already happy with the quality and service of Sectra PACS so the decision was easy," says Frederick Severino, Suffolk MRI chief technologist and PACS RIS administrator.

Sectra's RIS/PACS with embedded voice recognition will enable Suffolk MRI to speed report turnaround time, and reduce paper and manual processes. Combined with Sectra RIS online ordering and report access for referring physicians, this will increase Suffolk MRI's competitive advantage.

"A huge benefit is Sectra's workflow re-engineering process," explains Severino. "They spent a lot of time onsite learning how we do things, and determined that we can reduce our workflow steps from 48 to 20 by utilizing their RIS," adds Severino.

Sectra will develop a bi-directional interface from its RIS to Suffolk MRI's billing system. Additionally, as part of the implementation process, Sectra will migrate seven years of data from the PACS into the RIS.

About Suffolk MRI

Suffolk MRI was established in 1985 and offered the first high-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner in Suffolk County. It offers state-of-the art imaging in MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Mammography, Bone Densitometry, and General X-Ray in an all-digital environment. Radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and have a vast range of experience in musculoskeletal imaging, body imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and interventional (vascular) radiology. Radiologists have advanced certifications in multiple subspecialties. Suffolk MRI has two imaging centers located in Smithtown and Patchogue, NY, and delivers 35,000 radiology procedures annually. For more information visit: http://www.suffolkmri.com

About Sectra

Sectra provides web-based IT systems for radiology, mammography and orthopaedics, as well as a low-dose full-field digital mammography solution. More than 1,100 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 55 million radiology examinations annually. Sectra's IT systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East. For more information on Sectra North America, visit http://www.futureproofpacs.com. Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linkoping 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. Sales in the 2009/2010 fiscal year totaled SEK 848 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information visit http://www.sectra.com

    Contact: Mikael Anden, President
    Sectra North America
    E-mail: Mikael.Anden@sectra.com
    Phone: +1-203-925-0899 ext 253
    http://www.futureproofpacs.com

SOURCE Sectra AB

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