A single-institution analysis of reflector-guided localization using SAVI SCOUT(R) in nonpalpable breast carcinoma compared to traditional wire localization
Larkin, Anne C.
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AbstractBreast-conservation therapy (BCT), now considered standard of care, was introduced as an alternative to total mastectomy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. Preoperative image-guided wire localization (WL) has traditionally been used to help surgeons localize these nonpalpable tumors.1 WL is typically performed on the day of surgery, which may lead to scheduling conflicts with the surgical and radiology teams. In addition, the external wire component may be displaced and often causes patient discomfort. To circumvent this issue, alternative localization modalities such as radioactive iodine seed, magnetic seed, radiofrequency identification device (RFID) seed, or infrared-emitting SAVI SCOUT® (SS) reflector devices have been recently developed.2-4
Bercovici N, Makarenko V, Vijayaraghavan G, Larkin A, Lafemina J, Clark J, Kandil D. A single-institution analysis of reflector-guided localization using SAVI SCOUT® in nonpalpable breast carcinoma compared to traditional wire localization. Breast J. 2021 Sep;27(9):737-738. doi: 10.1111/tbj.14243. Epub 2021 Jun 24. PMID: 34165213. Link to article on publisher's site