Reflector-guided breast tumor localization versus wire localization for lumpectomies: A comparison of surgical outcomes

Sejal N. Patel, Victoria L. Mango, Priya Jadeja, Lauren Friedlander, Elise Desperito, Ralph Wynn, Sheldon M. Feldman, Richard Ha

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Purpose To compare surgical outcomes of SAVI SCOUT reflector localization (SSL) versus wire localization (WL) for breast tumors. Methods Retrospective review of 42 SSL cases and 42 WL cases. WL patients were consecutively matched for clinical-pathologic features. Final surgical outcome measures were tumor specimen volume, margin status, and re-excision rates. Results No significant differences were present in median specimen volumes (SSL-15.2 cm3 vs. WL-16.3 cm3), positive margin rate (SSL-9.5% vs. WL-7.1%), close margin rate (SSL-7.1% vs. WL-11.9%) or re-excision rate (SSL-7.1% vs. WL-9.5%). Conclusion SSL is an acceptable alternative to WL with no significant differences in surgical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Breast cancer
  • Tumor localization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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