SAVI addresses two key issues in radiation treatment: length of treatment and exposure to healthy tissue. For women who would face hurdles completing an extended treatment schedule, SAVI reduces treatment time from several weeks to just 5 days. Many women consider this accelerated schedule to be a significant benefit.
In addition, the device's unique multi-catheter design provides physicians with the greatest control over radiation delivery. It is the only single-entry device that can sculpt the dose to the patient's specific anatomy, which enables physicians to precisely target radiation where cancer is most likely to recur while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue. Clinical studies show this increased flexibility leads to better outcomes and makes the benefits of BCT available to the widest array of women.