Cianna Medical, based in Aliso Viejo, CA, won FDA clearance for its SAVI SCOUT wire-free technology to be used for localizing of soft tissues. Previously, in the U.S. the SCOUT has only been indicated for use in localizing breast tumors (see flashbacks below).

“SCOUT resolves one of the most difficult aspects of breast cancer treatment by allowing us to accurately localize soft tissue such as axillary lymph nodes,” said Ari Brooks, surgical breast oncologist and Director of the Integrated Breast Center at Penn Medicine, in a published statement. “The SCOUT reflector is very well suited for use in the lymph nodes.”

The SCOUT implant doesn’t emit any dangerous radiation and finding it doesn’t require ionizing radiation either from the localizer. It can be implanted days before surgery, giving flexibility in scheduling biopsies and surgical excision.

Here’s a company video describing the SCOUT:

Product page: SCOUT…

Flashback: FDA Clears Savi Scout Breast Tumor Localizer…SAVI SCOUT Radiation-Free Breast Cancer Localizing Seeds Cleared for Up To 30-day Implants…SAVI SCOUT Uses Non-Radioactive Seeds to Localize Breast Tumors…

Via: Cianna Medical…



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