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Private Clinics in Toronto First in North America to Offer Women Mammography With the Lowest Possible Dose

March 7, 2011

TORONTO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The women of Canada will soon
benefit from low-dose mammography. Trillium Radiology Associates, which
operates private diagnostic imaging facilities in Toronto and Mississauga,
has invested in four digital mammography systems from the IT and medical
technology company Sectra (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SECT B). The system was sold
by Xtron Imaging Inc., Sectra’s new distribution partner for Canada.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110307/441548 )

Four of Trillium Imaging Associates’ clinics (
http://www.radiologyassociates.ca) will be able to offer women mammography
examinations with the same image quality at half the radiation dose of other
healthcare providers in North America. This is achieved by using Sectra’s
unique photon counting (http://www.sectra.com/photon-counting) mammography
system, Sectra MicroDose Mammography.

Canada is a large healthcare market. Today, most of the mammography
systems in Canada are analog and there is growing demand for digital
mammography systems.

“This is a strategic order for us as it is the first MicroDose order in
North America. It will serve as an important reference for all of North
America
as well as being a first step into the highly quality-oriented
Canadian healthcare market, in which women are very aware of their rights and
well-being,” says Jesper Soderqvist, President of Sectra’s mammography
operations.

With superior image quality, Sectra MicroDose Mammography generates half
of the X-ray dose of any other mammography system, which is a huge benefit
for examined women. Already today, this system contributes to significant
reduction of radiation dose (http://newsroom.sectra.com/?p=589) in most major
European mammography screening programs. It is installed in 18 European
countries, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The availability
of Sectra MicroDose Mammography on the US market is contingent on FDA
approval.

About Sectra

Sectra develops and sells IT systems and products for radiology,
mammography and orthopaedics. More than 1,100 hospitals, clinics and imaging
centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 52 million
radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading
companies within systems for handling digital radiology images. Sectra’s
systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major
countries in Europe and the Far East.

Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners
worldwide. Sales in the 2009/2010 fiscal year totaled SEK 848 million. The
Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. Visit
http://www.sectra.com

For additional information, contact:

Dr. Torbjorn Kronander, President, Sectra Imtec AB, +46-705-23-52-27

Bruce Shaw, CEO, Xtron Imaging, +1-905-670-5051

SOURCE Sectra AB


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