When a patient is eligible for accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI), there is a strong need for collaboration between the radiation oncologist and the diagnostic radiologist prior to starting treatment. Routine communication is required to discuss additional abnormalities or other potentially malignant sites in the breast, as well as to share information about available treatment options.

Given the promising research regarding the new SAVI applicator for breast brachytherapy, it is essential that radiology professionals are aware of the device’s significant advantages over other methods for delivering APBI…