May 2019 — This New Technology is Designed to Make Breast Cancer Biopsies Easier, Less Invasive, and Less Stressful for Women. Women deserve the best possible care when it comes to breast cancer treatment. Inland Imaging, in conjunction with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Providence Holy Family Hospital, is introducing the SAVI SCOUT wire-free radar localization system. The acquisition of this technology is funded by a grant from Providence Health Care Foundation. SCOUT uses radar for a zero-radiation and wire-free solution designed to aid physicians in locating a suspected tumor during a surgical biopsy or lumpectomy. Many women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer today choose to have breast conserving treatment, also referred to as BCT rather than a mastectomy. BCT focuses on removing the tumor alone, allowing women to keep as much healthy breast tissue as possible. Traditionally, lumpectomy and surgical biopsy procedures involve wire localization — inserting a wire into the breast to help the physician locate the tissue that is to be biopsied or removed. The wire needs to be inserted the day of the surgery. Radar technology has been used for decades, but Cianna Medical’s SAVI SCOUT is the first system to adapt this technology for use in human tissue. Instead of wires, a small reflector the size of a grain of rice is placed into the breast. The reflector can be placed at any time prior to surgery, at the patient’s convenience. The SCOUT system detects the reflector using its unique radar signal during the surgical procedure. Using SCOUT, surgeons can precisely target the affected tissue to pinpoint its location within 1-milimeter, which can mean more successful surgeries, optimized breast conservation, and enhanced outcomes for women. Whenever we discover exciting new knowledge and technologies that can improve our breast biopsy patients’ comfort, experience, and outcomes, you can count on Inland Imaging to deliver — with answers you can trust and care you can count on.