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SAVI Treats 100 Patients
Physics Data Published at ASTRO
New Physician Training Video
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BrachyBytes Editorial Advisory Board 
Cara Hahs, M.D.
Patricia Hardenbergh, M.D.
Robert Kuske, M.D.
Gail Lebovic, M.D.
Coral Quiet, M.D.
John Sweet, M.S.
Vic Zannis, M.D.
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100 Patients Treated with SAVI

Major Milestone for Device, Breast Brachytherapy Field



100 Patients and Counting

In October, Cianna Medical celebrated the treatment of 100 patients with the SAVI® applicator.
“SAVI is becoming a very important tool in the management of our breast cancer patients, because we can deliver breast brachytherapy to more patients than we could with its predecessor,” says Constantine Mantz, M.D. of 21st Century Oncology.



Click here to read the press release from Cianna Medical




  SAVI Physics Data Presented at 2007 ASTRO

A study presented at the 2007 annual ASTRO meeting found the SAVI applicator potentially provides radiation oncologists with two important tools for treating breast cancer, including:
  • Optimized distribution of the radiation dose to the target area
  • Reduced radiation toxicity to healthy tissue, such as the skin surface or chest wall
The study was led by Salih Gurdalli, Ph.D. of Arizona Oncology Services, and co-authored by Robert Kuske, M.D. and Coral Quiet, M.D., both radiation oncologists at AOS.
         Click here to read the press release from AOS



21st Century


Physician Partnership Program
New Video: Physician Education for the SAVI Applicator

Is your center interested in learning more about the SAVI applicator?

Cianna Medical’s Physician Education Video is a step-by-step guide of the SAVI procedure from implantation to removal.

The video includes footage of actual cases using the SAVI applicator and interviews with one of the device’s early adopters.


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