Sectra's digital pathology solution used in training of pathologists in Australasia

LINKOPING, Sweden and SYDNEY, Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has reached a milestone in its exam process with trainees now using the digital pathology solution from the international medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B). This provides trainees across the region with easy-to-use tools that enable them to focus on the pathology cases at hand.

"Pathology trainees from across Australasia take several sets of exams throughout their five years of training. Now, during the ongoing pandemic, these exams are being conducted remotely instead of on campus in Sydney. Regardless of where the exams take place, we need a solid, robust and secure solution that we can rely on during this important and stressful time for trainees. Sectra's solution is also intuitive and easy to use, requiring minimal training. We feel very confident that our new exam process using Sectra's solution will better prepare our pathology trainees for their future careers," says RCPA President, Doctor Michael Dray.

Sectra's solution will be used by pathology trainees from across Australasia, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, during their final pathology exams. The trainees will have access to Sectra's solution through the program portal where they will receive cases and associated questions for assessment. The solution's zero-footprint viewer and smart streaming functionality enable access to digital pathology images without large installations, at any time.

"Sectra is committed to making our solutions rock-solid and easy to use, since this is critical in the clinical environment. I'm excited that it is these qualities that grant us the opportunity to be part of training future pathologists for their important job. Sectra believes that digital pathology plays a key role in meeting the challenges in, for example, cancer care. Making our digital pathology solution part of the program for training pathologists is truly inspiring," says Bart Thielen, President of Sectra Australia and New Zealand.

The RCPA is the leading organization representing pathologists and senior scientists in Australasia. Its mission is to train and support pathologists and senior scientists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare. The related quality assurance programs (RCPAQAP) have used Sectra's digital pathology solution in external quality assurance (EQA) programs in Australia and another 80 countries since 2017.

Sectra's digital pathology solution

Sectra's digital pathology solution includes digital tools that enable pathologists to make their diagnoses and carry out reporting with higher precision and less time spent per case. It is a complete, vendor-neutral solution for primary diagnostics that includes storage solutions and an advanced review workstation.

Sectra's pathology solution is part of its enterprise imaging offering. It provides a unified strategy for all imaging needs while lowering operational costs. The scalable and modular solution, with a VNA at its core, allows healthcare providers to grow from ology to ology and from enterprise to enterprise. Read more about Sectra's enterprise imaging solution and why Sectra PACS is ranked "Best in KLAS" for seven consecutive years at

About Sectra

Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society's most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2019/2020 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,661 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27

Marie Ekström Trägårdh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10

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