SAVI SCOUT® for Breast Cancer
Inspira Health was the first provider in the region to offer SAVI SCOUT®, an FDA-approved, cutting-edge technology to accurately locate tumors before surgery.
Innovation in Breast 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 breast and guides them to the tumor. This reduces surgical time, cuts down on patient anxiety and spares healthy tissue during breast surgery.