Sweden-based IT and medical technology company Sectra has received a contract from London’s Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

As part of the deal, Sectra will provide radiology IT Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) to the hospital for ten years.

The technology will allow the hospital to benefit from transparent and secure access to images and patient information throughout the patient care pathway, noted Sectra.

The IT solution from Sectra will help manage and communicate medical images and information efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units.

"The IT solution from Sectra will help manage and communicate medical images and information efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units."

Kingston Hospital can share patient information and radiology images with other London hospitals using the Sectra solution.

Hospitals that deployed the IT solution include Barts Health hospitals, the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.

Since 2005, Kingston Hospital has been using PACS, as part of the national programme for IT. Established in 1978, Sectra develops and markets medical systems and secure communication systems. Operating through partners worldwide, Sectra has offices in 12 countries.

The company develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology in the medical market.

Sectra reported sales of Skr853m ($106m) in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.