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Making Breast Cancer Surgery Easier for Women: Over 50,000 Women in U.S. Experienced Wire-free Breast Tumor Localization with SAVI SCOUT®
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cianna Medical, Inc., the world leader in wire-free breast localization, announced that over 375 hospitals across the United States have collectively performed over 50,000 breast tumor localizations with the SCOUT® Radar Localization System. SCOUT is the most precise and broadly applicable localizing system available.
“SAVI SCOUT has changed how our patients experience breast cancer surgery. It’s such a difficult time in a woman’s life,” states Shelly Ringer, MD, Medical Director Hilton Head Hospital Breast Health Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. “Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible and SCOUT has been fundamental in making surgery easier for women. Not only that, it’s so much easier for me as a surgeon to do the surgery in a way that is more accurate. It’s a win all around and has really improved care for our patients.”
“SCOUT is being widely adopted to replace a 40-year-old technology that is not only uncomfortable for women, but highly inefficient for health care systems,” said Jill Anderson, President and CEO of Cianna Medical. “SCOUT lets women avoid having wires placed in their breast on the morning of surgery, which makes the surgery day shorter and helps to reduce anxiety. SCOUT also has been shown to improve radiology work flow and significantly reduce OR delays. SCOUT is simply a better experience for patients and doctors.”
Radar technology provides unparalleled consistency, predictability and safety and, with FDA clearance for soft tissue, has broad applications to detect, locate and differentiate other cancers and lymph nodes. Updates on SCOUT Radar Localization experiences will be presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018 taking place in Boston, MA, October 21-25, 2018. The Cianna Medical team will be exhibiting and demonstrating the system throughout the conference.
SCOUT is uniquely suited for marking tumors and biopsy sites prior to neoadjuvant therapy. The SCOUT reflector has a clinically insignificant MRI artifact, it does not interfere with MRI studies, so there is no restriction on the imaging modalities that can be used effectively throughout treatment. With seven peer-reviewed publications and over 20 clinical abstracts, SCOUT has been proven to be easy to use and provides accurate detection and precise localization. SCOUT also has been shown to improve radiology work flow and significantly reduce OR delays. SCOUT has received significant recognition from medical societies and industry associations including the ASBS Scientific Impact Award, the Gold Award for Medical Design Excellence Award and the Premier Innovation Award. Please visit www.ciannamedical.com.
Cianna Medical is committed to helping healthcare professionals in implementing a wire-free localization program through SCOUTCare, an award-winning program that provides multi-modality training for radiologists, surgeons and allied health professionals. It includes customized implementation planning, certification of the clinical team and facility, coding and reimbursement guidance as well as assistance for uninsured patients.
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