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Breast Imaging

E2613. SAVI SCOUT Radar Localization: Experience and Comparison With Other Localization Procedures

McKay J,  Hoyt T. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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Background Information: Recent studies described in both the radiology and surgical literature have confirmed that the SAVI SCOUT radar localization system (Cianna Medical) is a dependable alternative with advantages over more conventional localization techniques for preoperative breast lesion localization. This exhibit will introduce this relatively new system to many, while demonstrating the technique and comparing it to other types of localization procedures.

Educational Goals/Teaching Points: There are three main goals of this exhibit are to describe and illustrate what the SCOUT device is and its applications, illustrate the image-guided technique for placement of the SCOUT device, and demonstrate our institution’s initial experience with the device, which includes 27 patients. In addition, this exhibit will compare and contrast this technology to other types of preoperative localization techniques.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques: This exhibit will describe the SCOUT radar technology and the placement technique, which is similar to other more conventional wire localization procedures and to radioactive seed localization. The technique will also be shown pictorially using clinical examples. Two tables will also be included in the educational exhibit – the first table compares and contrasts several different localization techniques with focus on SCOUT radar localization, and the second table summarizes our institution’s experience with this device, with a summary of the procedure and satisfaction scores from both radiologists and surgeons.

Conclusion: The SAVI SCOUT radar localization system is an effective, dependable alternative to other and more conventional localization techniques.