The SAVI SCOUT® radar localization system is designed for use by surgeons and radiologists to precisely locate and guide the removal of a tumor during a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy procedure.
Thanks to the generosity of Ed and Daria Reed, Mission Hospital has acquired this amazing technology.
For patients in need of a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy, the new system targets breast tumors and lesions using a wire-free radar signature to detect a reflector, the size of a grain of rice, which is placed at the tumor site up to 30 days before surgery. During the lumpectomy, the surgeon scans the breast using the system, which emits infrared light and a radar signal to locate the reflector's precise position. This wire-free approach provides enhanced comfort and an overall better patient experience. Previously, a lumpectomy involved wire localization where an uncomfortable wire was inserted into the breast two hours prior to surgery.
Maria Anderson, MD, Mission Hospital breast surgeon, states, "I'm excited to implement this system for all pre-operative breast localizations."
We are grateful to Ed and Daria Reed for their help in bringing state-of-the-art breast surgery to Mission Hospital.
Read the entire Mission Monitor - Winter 2019.
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