New technology benefiting breast cancer patients

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: THOMPSON HEALTH

From: mpnnow.com

The Breast Imaging Center and Breast Surgery Program at UR Medicine Thompson Health are among the first in the region to offer Savi Scout radar localization technology to treat women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

The technology makes lumpectomies easier for patients and their surgeons by pinpointing tumors before surgery. Surgeons are able to go directly to the abnormality during surgery, and then more precisely and effectively remove the entire tumor.

Traditional wire localization of a tumor involves a wire sticking out of the breast, often for several hours before surgery. Savi Scout uses a reflector that is approximately the size of a grain of rice. It can be placed in the tumor up to 30 days prior to surgery. It is not visible externally and placement does not restrict movement.

Visit thompsonhealth.com/saviscout for information.