The international IT company for medical imaging and cyber security Sectra (STO: SECT B) and the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) in the Netherlands have signed a cooperation agreement. The aim of the collaboration is to provide healthcare providers with applications based on artificial intelligence (AI) in a simpler, faster and safer way, using an infrastructure developed at UMC Utrecht. This collaboration will accelerate the clinical adoption of AI technology and thereby improve patient care.
“The research experience and existing technical infrastructure of UMC Utrecht and the worldwide position of Sectra in the market offer a unique opportunity to bring AI into clinical practice on a large scale worldwide”, says Wouter Veldhuis, radiologist and co-developer of the infrastructure in the UMC Utrecht, “By using AI algorithms in clinical practice, the radiologist can be more accurate and thus improve patient care.”
Sectra's supplier-neutral approach already offers healthcare providers the opportunity to integrate AI applications from any supplier. This partnership and the technical infrastructure developed by UMCU make access to AI applications even easier. AI applications from collaborating suppliers will be seamlessly integrated into the existing clinical workflow. This makes access to these applications simple, fast and secure.
“This partnership is an important part of enabling our customers to easily start using AI technology without purchasing and integrating,” said Fredrik Häll, Vice President of Product Management at Sectra Imaging IT Solutions. “UMC Utrecht has long been a customer of luminaires for enterprise imaging and is a leader in the digitization of pathology together with Sectra.”
The partnership also enables research institutions to streamline and simplify the implementation and evaluation of internally developed AI applications in their research and production environment.
About Sectra's AI performance
Sectra is strongly involved in the development of advanced AI solutions, both internally and in partnerships. For example, Sectra provides the technical infrastructure for the Analytic Imaging Diagnostics Arena (AIDA), a national Swedish arena for innovation in AI for diagnostics.
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About Sectra Imaging IT solutions
With over 30 years of innovation and 2,000 installations, Sectra is a leading global provider of IT imaging solutions that support healthcare in delivering patient-centered care. Sectra offers an enterprise imaging solution consisting of PACS for imaging intensive departments (radiology, pathology, cardiology, orthopedics), VNA, and shared and collaborative solutions. Read more about Sectra's enterprise imaging solution and why Sectra PACS is “Best in KLAS ” at https://medical.sectra.com/.