International medical imaging IT company Sectra has announced that its digital pathology solution can now be integrated with Software Point LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). The integration enables a more efficient digital workflow, resulting in shortened lead times and improved precision in pathology diagnosis. Savings in pathologist time per case will be substantial. The integrated solution will be demonstrated at the 3rd Symposium on Digital Pathology on November 3-4 in Linköping, Sweden.
The integration between Sectra and the Software Point LIMS LabVantage Medical Suite creates a unique and seamless digital diagnostic workflow for the pathologist, including full access to lab data, requests, patient information and digital pathology images – fully synchronized between the two applications. This allows the pathologist to work fully digitally and to utilize digital tools to improve effectiveness.
“We see that tight integration with surrounding IT systems, such as different LIMS systems, is key in achieving efficient digital pathology workflows,” says Simon Häger, Product Manager for Sectra’s pathology solution.
About Sectra Digital Pathology Solution
Sectra provides a complete solution for primary diagnostics in pathology. The solution includes archiving and storage solutions together with the high-end review workstation. It allows pathologists to make their diagnoses and reports with higher precision and less time spent per case. Sectra’s solution for digital pathology is built on the same platform as Sectra’s radiology PACS, the solution for managing radiology images. With a shared technical platform, images from both of the diagnostic specialties can be stored and displayed in a single system. This enables deeper cooperation between radiologists and pathologists and facilitates, for example, multidisciplinary rounds, a step in so-called integrated diagnostics.
European and Scandinavian pathology departments are in the process of digitizing their work, but nonetheless, only a few hospitals have implemented full-scale digital pathology solutions. In the US, digital pathology for primary diagnostics is still pending FDA approval.
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 2014/2015 fiscal year totaled SEK 961 million. 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 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies 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.