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The medical imaging IT company Sectra (http://www.sectra.com/medical/) (STO: SECT B) has signed a partnership agreement with Touch of Life Technologies (ToLTech). Under the agreement, ToLTech will become a distributor of Sectra’s medical education solutions including the visualization table (http://www.sectra.com/medical/visualization_table/solutions/educa tion/index.html)in the US and Canada. A new version of the Sectra Table will be presented publicly at the IMSH Congress in San Francisco, US on January 25-29. As part of the distribution agreement, ToLTech will integrate their VH Dissector™ anatomical education platform and models into the Sectra Visualization Table. Accordingly, users will be able to complement the Sectra educational cases, visualized on radiology images, with ToLTech’s 3D and cross-sectional visualizations. This will give the user access to an interactive dataset of over 2,000 segmented and annotated anatomical structures for medical education and reference.
“The North American market has a large potential for our table. ToLTech has the experience and an extensive customer database in the medical education field and will not only will be the starting point of sales in that territory but will also help strengthen the product with a proven anatomical software”, says Karla Ramirez, Business Development Manager for the Sectra Visualization Table.
About Sectra Visualization Table
The Sectra Visualization Table is a large, multi-touch medical display with software that facilitates interaction with 3D images of the human body created by modern computer tomography or magnetic resonance cameras. Students are able to intuitively zoom in, rotate or cut into the visualized body without using a scalpel or destroying the subject. This means that the same image can be used repeatedly, and the students are able to study the impact of various illnesses on the anatomy in a manner that was not possible in teaching in the past. A unique function of the visualization table is that each university can download and create its own teaching files from its own clinical practices as well as using the preloaded collection of demonstration cases that comes with the table.
The visualization table is powered by a tailored Sectra PACS workstation. Sectra’s patented visualization techniques also allow immediate display of datasets of extreme size, such as high-resolution, full-body scans.
Sectra Visualization Table is used by universities and training hospitals in more than 15 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It has been developed in cooperation with Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Visualization Center C, The Interactive Institute and LinkÖping University, Sweden. For further information, please contact: Dr. TorbjÖrn Kronander, CEO and President, Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27 Marie EkstrÖm, Executive Vice President, Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10 Pictures: http://flickr.com/photos/sectramedicalsystems Press room: www.sectra.com/medical/press About Sectra
Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in LinkÖping 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. Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2012/2013 fiscal year totaled SEK 817 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com
In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,400 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 70 million radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the world -leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images. In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Sectra’s systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.
Touch of Life Technologies is a medical education company that develops and sells interactive software and medical procedure simulators. ToLTech products provide a virtual learning environment combining state-of-the -art interactive technology with real anatomy from the National Library of Medicine’s Visible Human Project® as well as higher resolution images. In business more than a decade, Touch of Life Technologies (www.toltech.net) collaborates with professional medical societies, educators and practicing professionals to create and test next -generation tools to educate and train a wide range of healthcare professionals and students. For more information, visit www.toltech.net or call 800-329-2979.
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