The SAVI SCOUT radar localization system is used by our skilled surgeons and radiologists to precisely locate and guide the removal of the target tissue during a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy procedure. SCOUT® was developed to make breast cancer surgery easier for women and more efficient for the healthcare system.

The SCOUT system features radar to detect a reflector that is placed at the tumor site up to seven days before a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy. During the procedure, the surgeon scans the breast using the SCOUT guide, which emits infrared light and a micro-impulse signal to detect the location of the reflector. Real-time audible and visual indicators assist the surgeon in accurately locating the reflector, along with the target tissue. This higher level of localization precision allows the surgeon to plan a surgical approach that may result in a better cosmetic outcome.

With wire localization, a radiologist guides a thin, hooked wire through the skin to the lesion. The surgeon then uses the wire to help guide the removal. Sometimes wire localization can present challenges for a patient and alternative breast conserving surgical treatment options such as radar localization may be explored.

The SAVI SCOUT radar localization system is used by our skilled surgeons and radiologists to precisely locate and guide the removal of the target tissue during a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy procedure. SCOUT® was developed to make breast cancer surgery easier for women and more efficient for the healthcare system.

The SCOUT system features radar to detect a reflector that is placed at the tumor site up to seven days before a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy. During the procedure, the surgeon scans the breast using the SCOUT guide, which emits infrared light and a micro-impulse signal to detect the location of the reflector. Real-time audible and visual indicators assist the surgeon in accurately locating the reflector, along with the target tissue. This higher level of localization precision allows the surgeon to plan a surgical approach that may result in a better cosmetic outcome.