The company Cianna Medical has developed an improved system for determining the exact location of the tumor in the breast SAVI SCOUT. The developers say that SAVI SCOUT is similar to interstitial GPS navigation. The system consists of a tiny device-reflector and tube c tip, connected to a small screen.
In the period up to 7 days before surgery to remove the tumor, where the tumor is introduced special non-radioactive and sensitive device is a reflector, capable of responding to electromagnetic waves and light. Immediately before surgery, the doctor uses a tube SAVI SCOUT, which upon contact with the skin of the breast produces infrared radiation and electromagnetic waves to determine where previously placed in the tissue of the reflector. The surgeon moves the tube up until on the screen do not receive information about getting into the place. After that the doctor can proceed with the extraction of the tumor. The SAVI device SCOUT suitable for use during organ preservation surgery when the cancer is at an early stage, and the tumor is very small, up to 2 inches in diameter.
Use of traditional methods is much more painful: women can spend hours lying with special wire sticking out of the chest, which record the location of the tumor. Habitual ways of conducting operations also require the elimination of a greater number of tissues due to the inability to end to determine exactly where is the malignant element.
Conducted on 24 patients tests showed 100% effectiveness of surgery to remove the tumor using SAVI SCOUT. The system was approved by the Department of sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines, and therefore will soon appear in the US.