With pinpoint accuracy and enhanced comfort, the SAVI SCOUT® diagnostic tool makes life a little easier for Inspira Health patients who must undergo breast surgery. Inspira Health wasthe first provider in the region to offer this FDA-approved, cutting-edge technology to accurately locate tumors before surgery.
Before SAVI SCOUT®, patients who had to undergo breast surgery would typically have a wire inserted into their breast on the same day as the procedure. This was used to guide surgeons to the location of the lesion to be removed. Not only did this mean a patient had to undergo two procedures on the same day, the wire physically stuck out of the breast, causing patients undue stress and discomfort.
With SAVI SCOUT®, the device, which is no larger than a grain of rice, is inserted days or weeks prior to the surgery at an Inspira Breast Center. On the day of surgery, surgeons use a handheld instrument that sends a transmission to the device inside the breastand guides them to the tumor. This reduces surgical time, cuts down on patient anxiety and spares healthy tissue during breast surgery.
If you’d like more information about your or a loved one’s cancer care, or to receive a second opinion about a diagnosis, call 1-800-INSPIRA.
Inspira’s Breast Cancer Program includes a nationally accredited Breast Center in the Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion at Inspira Medical Center Vineland. The Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons that recognizes centers that provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and performance review.
Early detection saves lives. It’s why we put so much emphasis on having the most innovative breast imaging and screening devices available for our breast cancer patients. Our local imaging centers provide access to 3D mammograms, non-invasive ultrasound machines and breast MRI, among other technologies. When cancer is suspected, patients can move forward quickly through diagnostic imaging, and if needed, biopsy. Our goal is to reduce your stress whenever possible.
Inspira offers a multidisciplinary breast cancer team that meets regularly in tumor boards to plan and discuss each patient’s treatment plan and progress. The team includes medical and radiation oncologists, breast surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and specialists in reconstructive plastic surgery, along with navigators, social workers, genetic counselors, registered dietitians, physical therapists and behavioral health specialists.