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1,000th Woman Identified Using Sectra's Analysis Method - European Mammography Clinics Mark Milestone in the Struggle Against Osteoporosis
Date:2/23/2012

red further examination and treatment.  Sectra's online service is ideal for use in identifying and prioritizing those women who should be examined using DXA measurement, a technique for analyzing bone mass that is more expensive and considerably more time-consuming than DXR.

Sectra's online service for the analysis of osteoporosis is currently used in the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Norway and Sweden.

Facts about osteoporosis[1]

  • Some 52 million people in the US are estimated to suffer from osteoporosis.
  • 2 million osteoporosis-related fractures, primarily radio carpal, hip and vertebra fractures, occurs in the US annually.
  • The disease is caused by an imbalance in the remodeling of the skeleton, which in turn can be caused, for example, by an unhealthy lifestyle, genetic factors or drugs used to treat other diseases.
  • Affects one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50.
  • One of the diseases causing the highest economic burden for healthcare.

About Sectra

Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women's health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,100 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 55 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.

Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden. The company's business operations include cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. Sectra h
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