When you choose to offer SAVI Brachy you enter a collaborative partnership with Cianna Medical that helps ensure the best possible experience for patients, physicians and staff. You will experience the SAVI Advantage – a combination of the most sophisticated breast brachytherapy technology; comprehensive education and training; and APBI program development.
Cianna Medical’s goal is to make sure every member of your team becomes an expert SAVI user. Our comprehensive training program is designed to ensure the best possible patient, physician, and staff experience as you integrate SAVI into your practice.
We offer several hours of web-based training led by APBI thought-leaders on surgical and radiation oncology considerations and techniques for APBI.
For surgeons, our clinical team will review tested surgical techniques and considerations prior to your initial SAVI implant.
Your account manager can arrange conversations with expert SAVI physicians who can address your questions or concerns.
Medical Physics Training
Prior to attending classroom training, we provide several hours of mandatory web-based training for the physics team to introduce special treatment considerations with SAVI. Access e-learning programs Advanced Physics Training – In partnership with Varian Medical Systems and Nucletron, we provide classroom instruction at their respective training sites. Participants will learn advanced techniques in 3-D treatment planning and delivery of HDR brachytherapy with SAVI. This course is accredited by CAMPEP for 12.0 hours of MPEC.
Early Case Support
During your initial cases, a physicist will be available for remote treatment planning assistance and review. Your account manager or clinical specialist will provide onsite support for you and your entire staff during the first several fractions.
To ensure you deliver the best possible treatment, Cianna Medical’s full-time physics team will remain available to answer questions or provide consultation for challenging treatment plans
Clinical Staff Training
Nurses, therapists and technologists play a vital role in the day-to-day procedures for delivering APBI. To facilitate their expertise with SAVI, we offer a one-hour onsite orientation prior to the first case, which provides information on patient set-up, wound care, infection control and patient education.
Prior to treating the first patient, a clinical specialist will visit your facility to walk through the entire SAVI treatment process, from device placement to treatment delivery to device removal.