National Breast Center Lead Site for Groundbreaking Device used in Breast Cancer Surgery


We understand how powerful it can be to hear the words: “you are clear of cancer.“ This peace of mind is something that a revolutionary new imaging technology provides to breast cancer patients in need to knowing if their cancer has spread. As we work with patients to identify cancer, then work to treat and/or remove cancer, we’ve always been unable to determine 100 percent if the cancer was removed entirely. Now, using the new SPY Portable Handheld Imager (SPY-PHI), manufactured by NOVADAQ Technologies Inc., surgeons can identify if all the cancer cells have been removed, with absolute certainty. The SPY-PHI device allows surgeons to visualize blood flow and related tissue perfusion in real time with its Fluorescence Imaging Technology.


Having access to this one-of-a-kind piece of technology allows us to have a reliable and objective way to assess blood flow and follow the pathway of cancer. As a result, we can confidently inform patients on the best course of action in their journey to recovery.


National Breast Center is currently one of the lead sites to have access to this FDA-approved state-of-the-art device and continues to stay on the cutting edge of innovations in breast cancer surgery.


The National Breast Center combines advanced technology and over a decade of specialized surgical training with a truly personalized focus on breast health.


For more information on the SPY-PHI device, please call us at 703-664-2407 or email us at