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Breast Cancer Surgeries Minimized At Hackensack Medical Center

HackensackUMC will be using new technology to do more efficient breast cancer surgeries.
HackensackUMC will be using new technology to do more efficient breast cancer surgeries. Photo Credit: Public Domain Images

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in the New York metropolitan area to offer targeted breast tissue localization through the SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system.

The SAVI SCOUTsystem is used by HackensackUMC surgeons and radiologists to precisely locate and direct the removal of specific breast tissue during a breast lumpectomy for cancer or for a surgical breast biopsy procedure.

"We are very excited about the acquisition of the SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system, said Dr. Leslie Montgomery, chief of the Division of Breast Surgery at HackensackUMC. "This technology has the potential to reduce any surgical delays, improve the patient experience, optimize our surgical planning and conserve breast tissue for the patient."

Precisely locating tumors aids surgeons in removing them and reduces the need for follow-up surgeries. Additionally, being able to strategically plan the incision may result in less tissue being removed during surgery.

“With the SAVI SCOUT system, we eliminate all the disadvantages of the old wire localization technique. In addition, we do not expose the patient to unnecessary radiation because we do not use the radioactive seed technique for localization of breast tissue,” Montgomery said.

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