Baptist Health Care Adopts Wire-Free Radar Localization Technology for Breast Cancer Surgery
PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 22, 2020) – Baptist Hospital is the first hospital in Northwest Florida to adopt the SCOUT® wire-free radar localization system to be used in certain breast cancer surgical procedures.
The SCOUT system eliminates the need to place a wire inside the breast to locate a tumor by using non-radioactive, radar technology to provide real-time surgical guidance during breast surgery. A reflector the size of a grain of rice is placed in the target tissue prior to the day of surgery. During surgery, real-time distance measurement guidance accurately detects the location of the reflector and the tumor to within one millimeter of accuracy.
The ability to precisely locate tumors may increase the probability of complete cancer removal, reduce the likelihood of the need for follow-up surgery and may result in better cosmetic outcomes.
More information is available at ebaptisthealthcare.org/surgery/scout-procedure.