Memorial Healthcare System Adopts SAVI SCOUT at Multiple Sites

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Memorial Healthcare System Adopts SAVI SCOUT® at Multiple Sites

Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public health care systems in the nation and highly regarded for its exceptional patient- and family-centered care. Over 800 new breast cancer patients are diagnosed and treated each year. Memorial Regional Hospital

is the flagship facility of the system and one of the largest hospitals in Florida. Memorial was the first health system on the East Coast and second in the country to adopt SAVI SCOUT® in clinical practice. They have implemented the technology at multiple sites in a non-research setting throughout the system.     
Mary Hayes, MD, Medical Director of Women’s Imaging for the Memorial Healthcare System and the radiology champion for the adoption of SCOUT®, shares her experience with the technology.
What prompted you to try the SAVI SCOUT® surgical guidance system?
We had been searching for an alternative to replace the cumbersome wire localization (WL) procedure for several years.  It seemed that veterinary medicine had developed a safe identification tag, and it seemed reasonable that our medical community could benefit from similar technology.  For example, a pet is tagged by a minimally invasive procedure in which an inert device is inserted, it can last a period of time, and the device can be activated when needed.
We knew the human application to similar technology was just around the corner. In March 2015, I attended the National Consortium of Breast Centers annual meeting, and reviewed the presentations of research that had paved the way for the August 2014 FDA clearance of SCOUT®.

SAVI SCOUT® 150 Patient Clinical Study Nears Completion

Cianna Medical is in the last phases of enrollment of a 150 patient study entitled, A Prospective, Single-Arm, Multi-Site, Clinical Evaluation of the SAVI SCOUT Surgical Guidance System for the Location of Non-Palpable Breast Lesions During Excision.  The study has 11 participating clinical sites:
  • University of South Florida
  • Morton Plant Mease Health Care
  • Nashville Breast Center
  • Pink Lotus Breast Center
  • St Joseph Hospital, Denver CO
  • University of California Irvine Health Pacific Breast Care Center
  • New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Medical Center of Plano
  • Baylor University
  • Medical City Dallas
  • Hackensack University
Anticipated to finish enrollment by the end of October, preliminary results have been excellent on all study endpoints including reflector placement, surgical localization, re-excision rates and patient satisfaction.   Final study results are anticipated to be reported and presented in major medical conferences in 2016.
This study follows an initial pilot study entitled “Pilot Study of a New Non-Radioactive Surgical Guidance Technology to Localize Non-Palpable Breast Lesions.” Results of the pilot study, which included 50 patients, demonstrated 100 percent surgical success using SCOUT and were presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) 16th Annual Meeting in May 2015. Click here for poster.


Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium


Don’t miss the 17th Annual Lynn Sage Cancer Symposium, held this year in Chicago, IL at the The Fairmont Chicago, October 29th – November 1st. Registration is open!


For those attendees who are interested in learning more about the SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system, you are invited to join our non-CME lunch symposium on Saturday, October 31st. A free lunch buffet will be provided! Click on Dr. Cox to register.


Moving Beyond Wires: 
A Non-Radioactive Solution for Tumor Localization


                   Speaker: Charles E. Cox , MD


Interested in Being a Leader in Your Community?

If you and your institution are committed to adopting new technologies to give women better breast cancer treatment options, please complete this short SAVI SCOUT Questionnaire. We promise to continue our efforts to deliver the highest level of customer service, and are proud to be offering this technology to the breast cancer community.

How Does SCOUT Work?
SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system uses non-radioactive, wave technology similar to radar to provide real-time surgical guidance during breast surgery. The system consists of an electromagnetic wave reflective device (reflector), handpiece and console. The surgeon uses the handpiece to detect the location of the implanted reflector. The console provides real-time audible and visual indicators of the proximity of the reflector, giving surgeons a precise way to target tissue for removal.
SAVI SCOUT Surgical Guidance System



This e-newsletter is brought to you by Cianna  Medical, Inc., a women’s health company dedicated to the innovative treatment of early-stage breast cancer. As the only company dedicated exclusively to breast conservation therapy, Cianna’s commitment is to improve care and reduce the burden breast cancer treatment places on nearly 300,000 women and their loved ones each year.