Dr Torbjörn Kronander, MSEE, Ph.D. MBA, president and founder of Sectra Imtec AB, with its business in digital medical imaging.
TK has a MSEE with in Medical technology, and a Ph.D. in Information Theory/Image Coding, both from Linköping University, Sweden. He has been author or co-author of more than 30 scientific papers in Image Data Compression, Image Processing and Medical Imaging.
After his Ph.D. he started up Sectras medical division. And Sectra has since grown to be a publicly traded €100M company, customers in more than 50 countries and 550 employees. He has furthermore an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.
In 2000 Sectra co founded a new business with researchers from CERN/the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. This resulted in Sectra Microdose Mammography which gives screened women half the radiation, at the same or better cancer detection than any other system. Dose is a very important factor when screening large amounts of healthy women. Sectra has subsequently received a grant from EU, HiRex, Intended to provide safer and better mammography for future European women.
In 2001 Torbjörn Kronander co-founded a research center, CMIV, with Linköping university and the county council of Östergötland in Sweden. CMIV (Center for Medical Image science and Visualization) combining technological and medical research with clinical practice. CMIV is located in the center of Linköping University Hospital. CMIV has become a large success and it is today producing more dissertations in diagnostic imaging than the rest of Sweden combined.
Torbjörn Kronander is furthermore the father of four sons, a reservist in the Royal Swedish Navy, a devoted sailor, a pilot of most things that fly and a full member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.