December 2008

In This Issue


SAVI: A Magic Wand?
Physician Education Programs
Upcoming Conferences
ABS Breast Brachytherapy & Brachytherapy Physics School
Feb. 12-13, 2009
San Antonio, TX
American College of Radiation Oncology
Feb. 26-28, 2009
Las Vegas, NV
BrachyBytes Editorial Advisory Board 

Robert Kuske, M.D.
Gail Lebovic, M.D.
Coral Quiet, M.D.
Dan Scanderbeg, Ph.D.
John Sweet, M.S.
Catheryn Yashar, M.D.
Vic Zannis, M.D.
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Happy Holidays from Cianna Medical!

In 2008, radiation oncologists and breast surgeons across the country presented research on SAVI reporting favorable early outcomes and the ability to increase the number of women eligible for APBI.

In the article below, Constantine Mantz, M.D. of 21st Century Oncology discusses his early experiences with SAVI, presented at this year’s Miami Breast Cancer Conference. “Viewpoint: A Magic Wand?” was published in the Dec. 8 edition of RT Image.

Viewpoint: A Magic Wand? Early Experience with a Breast Brachytherapy Applicator
by Constantine Mantz

When a patient is eligible for accelerated partial-breast irradiation
(APBI), there is a strong need for collaboration between the radiationoncologist and the diagnostic radiologist prior to starting treatment.Routine communication is required to discuss additional abnormalitiesor other potentially malignant sites in the breast, as well as to shareinformation 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…

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Article courtesy of RT Image
Photo courtesy of Jack Hardman

Physician Education Programs

Whether your center is already using

SAVI, or you’re simply interested in learning more about the device,

these training programs provide insightful case reviews, as well as

helpful surgical techniques and physics training.

To access the Physician Education Programs, go to About SAVI. Click Physician Education Programs Events page,
then select View Event Recordings.