Savi Scout® radar localization wad developed to make breast surgery easier for women.
This FDA-cleared system uses radar technology to help your surgeon locate and remove breast tumors.
Safe, Precise Tumor Localization
Most women diagnosed with early-state breast cancers today choose to have breast conserving treatment (BCT) rather than mastectomy. BCT focuses on removing only the tumor, allowing you to keep your healthy breast tissue, and research has shown that the long-term survival rates are the same.
The SCOUT® system my increase surgeons’ ability to precisely locate tumors during surgery, which increases the probability of complete cancer removal and may reduce the changes of needing a second surgery. When tumors are accurately located and removed the first time, any additional treatments can occur faster.
SCOUT radar localization is not limited to use in cancerous tumors, but also effectively guides removal of non-cancerous breast abnormalities.
How Does SCOUT Work?
SCOUT works by placing a “reflector: (a tiny device about the size of a grain of rice) into the tumor. The system then uses safe, non-radioactive radar waves to detect the reflector’s location within the breast. The reflector is completely passive until activated in the operating room when your surgeon uses the SCOUT system to located and remove both the tumor and the reflector.