March 6, 2014 — The Finnish mammography provider Suomen Radiologikeskus Oy signed an agreement with the IT and medical technology company Sectra. Togethery they will provide osteoporosis assessment in conjunction with public mammography screening in all of Keskus’ nine mammography centers in Finland. Women can have their bone health examined at the same time as their regular mammogram, enabling early detection of osteoporosis and reducing the risk of future fractures.
Post-menopausal women comprise a risk group for osteoporosis. In severe cases, osteoporosis can cause fractures which, in turn, can cause great suffering and, at worst, death. The assessment of bone health is made possible by Sectra’s online service, Sectra OneScreen.
By offering early detection of osteoporosis, Suomen Radiologikeskus will take more comprehensive responsibility for diagnosing severe diseases in women. At the same time, it will increase profitability in diagnostic imaging with high utilization of their mammography equipment in a rapid workflow. Suomen Radiologikeskus will offer osteoporosis assessment to 60,000 women participating in the public mammography screening program in Finland.
Preventive osteoporosis care will result in large savings for society by preventing osteoporosis-related fractures rather than treating the fractures that have already occurred.
Sectra OneScreen will be demonstrated in Sectra’s booth 411 at ECR in Vienna, March 6-10.
For more information: www.sectra.com