Evaluation of the SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system for localization and excision of nonpalpable breast lesions: A feasibility study

Victoria Mango, Richard Ha, Ameer Gomberawalla, Ralph Wynn, Sheldon M. Feldman

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of the SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system, which uses a nonradioactive infrared-activated electromagnetic wave reflector, to localize and excise nonpalpable breast lesions. We evaluated the system's use in 15 nonpalpable breast lesions in 13 patients. CONCLUSION. Image-guided placement was successful for 15 of 15 (100%) reflectors. The fnal pathologic analysis found that lesion excision was successful, including fve malignancies with negative margins. No patients required reexcision or experienced complications. SAVI SCOUT is a feasible method for breast lesion localization and excision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W69-W72
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • Breast cancer
  • Electromagnetic wave
  • Infrared activated
  • Localization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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