Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
Ampronix
Schiller
ElsMed

Sectra Enters Southeast Asian Market with Malaysian Partnership Agreement

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 28 Jan 2013
The medical imaging information technology (IT) company Sectra (Linköping, Sweden) has signed a partnership agreement with CT Frank Technology (Kamunting, Perak, Malaysia) in Malaysia. Under the agreement, CT Frank Technology will become a distributor of Sectra’s visualization table in the Southeast Asian market.

“Our agreement with CT Frank Technology is the starting point in establishing distribution channels for our Sectra Visualization Table in Asia,” said Lars Wettergren, vice president, global partner sales at Sectra’s medical operations.

Southeast Asia is a significant market, where considerable investments are being made in modernizing the healthcare sector. With subsidiaries in Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Vietnam, CT Frank Technology has delivered visualization solutions for various clients, including healthcare facilities and schools, since 2004. CT Frank Technology will install the first visualization table at University Malaya Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, where it will be used in medical education and research.

“We consider that the Sectra Visualization Table offers great potential and have already noted interest from medical institutions and health ministries,” said Louis Tan, business development manager at CT Frank Technology. “The main benefit of the table is that it enhances the quality of medical education, although we also see many other valuable areas of use.”

With Sectra Visualization Table, the users can interact collaboratively with the real-size 3D images generated by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. For instance, they can visualize different kinds of tissues and cut through sections with a virtual knife. The large monitor and touch interface support group discussion between medical teams. The visualization table makes an important contribution to medical education, especially in training of interns and residents.

The visualization table is powered by a customized Sectra picture archiving and communication system (PACS) workstation. Sectra’s patented visualization techniques also allow immediate display of datasets of extreme size, such as high-resolution full-body scans.

Sectra develops and markets IT systems and services for radiology, women’s health, orthopedics, and rheumatology. More than 1,400 clinics, hospitals, and imaging centers worldwide use the systems routinely, together performing over 70 million radiology examinations annually. In Scandinavia, Sectra is a market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Sectra’s systems have been installed in Scandinavia, North America, 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 innovative 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.

Related Links:
Sectra
CT Frank Technology



Channels

Radiography

view channel
Image: The AeroDR Premium is an extremely light cassette-type digital radiography detector with improved strength (Photo courtesy of Konica Minolta).

Cassette-Type Digital Radiography Detector Designed to Reduce Waiting Times

Key features of a new cassette-type digital radiography (DR) system includes an extremely light weight of 2.6 kg; improved load resistance and drop impact resistance; and reduced waiting time due to shortened... Read more

MRI

view channel
Image: MagLab’s 900 MHz magnet (Photo courtesy of FSU – Florida State University).

High Magnetic Field MRI Technology Provides Comprehensive Analysis of Strokes

A new, novel way to categorize the severity of a stroke, help in diagnosis, and assesse potential treatments has been demonstrated by US researchers. “Stroke affects millions of adults and children... Read more

Ultrasound

view channel
Image: Purdue University researchers are using ultrasound images like this one to study abdominal aortic aneurysms, a potentially fatal condition that is the 13th leading cause of death in the United States (Photo courtesy of Purdue University/Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering).

Ultrasound Provides Insights into Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Researchers are assessing the effectiveness of the use of ultrasound to study lethal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), a bulging of the aorta that is typically fatal when it ruptures, and for which there... Read more

Nuclear medicine

view channel
Image: Symbia Evo Excel combines excellent SPECT image resolution and detector sensitivity with a small room size requirement thus designed to fit into almost any existing nuclear medicine exam room (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).

New SPECT System Scans Virtually Every Patient and Is Designed to Fit into Most Nuclear Medicine Exam Rooms

A new single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system combines image resolution and detector sensitivity with the smallest room size requirement in its class. Siemens Healthcare’s (Erlangen,... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

view channel
Image: A collaborative effort between EPFL, CNRS, ENS Lyon, CPE Lyon, and ETH Zürich has led to the development of a novel approach that can considerably improve the capabilities of medical imaging with safer procedures for the patient (Photo courtesy of EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

Collaboration to Make Diagnostic Medical Imaging Less Hazardous Using Hyperpolarization Agents

A collaborative effort by scientists has led to the development of an innovative strategy that can considerably improve the capabilities of medical imaging with safer procedures for the patient.... Read more

Imaging IT

view channel
Image: The Coronis Uniti diagnostic image display supports PACS and breast imaging in color and grayscale (Photo courtesy of Barco).

Diagnostic Image Display Designed for Both PACS and Breast Imaging

The first diagnostic display designed for both picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and breast imaging provides excellent image quality, inventive productivity features, and a focus on ergonomics.... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.