Montgomery, Alabama April, 2018–  Jackson Surgery Center continues to demonstrate its commitment to offering the most advanced treatment options to patients with breast cancer by becoming the first in the River Region to use the new SCOUT® wire-free radar localization system during breast conservation surgeries. An alternative to wire localization, SCOUT is an FDA-cleared device used by surgeons and radiologists to precisely locate and direct the removal of a tumor to ±1mm of accuracy1 during a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy procedure.

“Breast cancer surgery can be physically and emotionally distressing for women, and we strive to find ways to create a better experience—and better outcomes—for our patients,” says John Gray, Jackson Surgery Center Administrator. “SCOUT resolves one of the most difficult aspects of breast conservation surgery by eliminating the need to place a wire inside breast tissue to locate a tumor.”

SCOUT Works with Precision Accuracy

SCOUT uses non-radioactive, radar technology to provide real-time surgical guidance during breast surgery. Rather than placing a wire immediate before surgery, a SCOUT reflector is placed in the target tissue prior to the day of surgery. During surgery, the SCOUT guide uses real-time distance measurement guidance to accurately detect the location of the SCOUT reflector—and the tumor to within 1mm of accuracy.1

The ability to precisely locate tumors increases the probability of complete cancer removal and reduces the likelihood of needing follow-up surgeries – a huge advantage for early-state breast cancer patients.  In addition, the ability to strategically plan the incision may result in better cosmetic outcomes.

“We’re proud to be the first surgery center in the State of Alabama to adopt wire-free localization as the standard of care, offering the new SCOUT radar localization system during breast conservation surgeries,” says John Gray. “As research and technology advances, we’re committed to adopting the safest and most progressive treatment options for women and men with breast cancer.”

Dr. Pamela Strickland, Dr. Brian Gary, and Dr. Parham Mora are currently utilizing the new SCOUTCare™ Technology in their breast cancer surgeries. 

Jackson Surgery Center is an ambulatory outpatient surgical facility encompassing surgical specialties such as ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Pulmonology, and Urology.  Jackson Surgery Center is a center of excellence for breast cancer surgery.  Jackson Surgery Center is located on the Jackson Hospital Campus at 1725 Park Place, Montgomery, AL 36106.  Learn more here

General Surgeons who operate at Jackson Surgery Center and Radiologists at Jackson Imaging Center among first in the River Region to use the SAVI SCOUT® wire-free radar localization system.

Jackson Surgery Center Adopts

Wire-Free Radar Localization Technology to Improve the Surgical Experience for Breast Cancer Patients