Sectra Digital Pathology Solution

A comprehensive and vendor-neutral solution for primary diagnostics in pathology

The Sectra Digital Pathology Solution helps you make quick and accurate diagnoses of histopathology and cytology cases. The high-end digital review application gives you the right tools to perform daily tasks and reduce the pain points you get with time-consuming manual workflow. This includes sorting of images, use of built-in or integrated image analysis, and built-in reporting module—to mention a few examples. You get full case overview—including images from different scanners with different file formats, macro cameras, and other image systems—as well as patient data from information systems in the same application.

Part of Sectra Enterprise Image Management, this solution lets you access all kinds of medical imaging and patient information within the same IT infrastructure. You can easily review histology, macro and radiology, or other images side by side, which in turn allows for more efficient multidisciplinary team meetings and better general rad-path collaboration. What’s more, the solution also lets you share images and information easily, for efficient information and resource exchange.

Sectra’s solution is fast, easy to use and provides constant availability. You can tell that it has been developed in close collaboration with pathologists.

Senior physician and histopathologist Linköping University Hospital, Sweden

Being able to show the histology at MDT meetings without the need to waste time carrying slides over was an immediate benefit.

Consultant neuropathologist and clinical lead Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Fast and more consistent reviews

With intelligent worklists and a patient-centric overview that shows request information, patient data, and full image history, Sectra’s Digital Pathology Solution makes it easy for you to find the right case to work on. As well as all the information you need to start reviewing.

High-speed image display and plenty of tools let you view and interact with the images in a fast and intuitive way. Examples include tools for measuring areas and distances, changing the orientation of an image, or making annotations. You also benefit from automated image analysis as well as instant live sharing of cases with peers regardless of geographic location.

Reports, written or prepared with speech recognition, are distributed to your information system through standards-based integration.

Vendor neutrality for efficient workflows

With a vendor-agnostic approach, Sectra’s Digital Pathology Solution lets you access the full patient overview at any time, from anywhere. This is thanks to support for standards like HL7 and DICOM, as well as proprietary file formats and integration protocols when needed for integration with different scan¬ners, macro cameras, information systems, or other imaging systems.

When you can perform all daily tasks from a single application, you can achieve efficient pathology workflows. This is especially beneficial in primary diagnostics1, where large volumes are handled.

The solution also makes image sharing easy, saving both time and money, and eliminates the risk of losing or breaking glass slides. You can use it for external review, remote consultation, and workload balancing—independent of the local system used for in-house review.

Integrated diagnostics and improved multidisciplinary collaboration

Integrated diagnostics is made possible by efficient access to information across departmental borders, with transparency and collaboration between disciplines speeding up diagnosis and improving precision. Sectra’s Digital Pathology Solution supports an integrated diagnostics approach, helping you share images and reports between radiology and pathology for instance, and helping you efficiently prepare and present presentations at multidisciplinary team meetings. This lets you correlate findings to get a broader view of patient disease and better discussions among the various cancer care disciplines.

Preparations for the MDT meetings, or tumor boards, can be carried out during the review process. Pathology images, including for example annotations and measurements, can be shown side by side with the radiology images. And with digital images also comes reduced glass slide management, saving significant time for technicians and secretaries, who no longer need to assemble cases for pathologist review or for MDT meeting preparations and execution.

Cost-effective and secure storage

With either Sectra PACS or Sectra VNA as the archiving solution, you get a central storage for your images. Our extensive experience of supporting digital handling of medical images and information means we know how to best support image access—short and long term—with tiered storage and rules for image lifecycle man¬agement. Not to mention built-in mechanisms for high availability and disaster recovery.

The result? You get a cost-effective and secure archiving solution for your images where you always have access to the images, whenever you need them.

Key features and benefits include

  • Full-featured diagnostic workstation
  • Zero-footprint viewer to view, present, and discuss from any workstation
  • Built-in image analysis capabilities and standard API for integration with third-party image analysis applications
  • Vendor-neutral solution with standardized interface for integration with other image platforms and information systems
  • Scalable solution to manage increase in users and production
  • Teaching functionality with easy tag and search
  • Audit logging
  • Business analytics module for production planning


Consolidated imaging

This solution is part of Sectra’s enterprise imaging portfolio.

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High availability

At Sectra, high availability is at the core of everything we do.

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24/7 support

Our customer-focused service and support engineers are at your disposal—24/7.

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1 In the US, Sectra’s solution for digital pathology is not approved by the FDA for use in primary diagnostics.