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SAVI® Breast Brachytherapy

After the success of the multiple catheter brachytherapy technique, single entry devices were developed that can easily be placed by surgeons and radiation oncologists after a patient’s lumpectomy through a small incision in the skin.

We are pleased to offer the SAVI Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation, an advanced brachytherapy treatment for certain breast cancer patients following the removal of a tumor through lumpectomy. This treatment option can provide important breast conservation advantages for women with early-stage breast cancer.

It is a single entry device that can be custom-fitted to the patient’s lumpectomy cavity, regardless of what shape or size it may be. This device is a bundle of soft, tiny catheters. The SAVI is inserted through a small incision, and the catheter bundle expands uniformly, however its unique design allows it to be opened in a way that truly conforms to the size and shape of the tumor cavity. The radiation dose can be individually controlled through each catheter, allowing precise targeting by our radiation oncologist.

To learn more about SAVI, click here.

To learn more about radiation oncology at Scottsdale Healthcare, please contact our Cancer Care Coordinators by calling 480-323-1255 (toll free 1-877-273-3639) or emailing ccc@shc.org