SAVI: Fighting Breast Cancer From Outside and Inside

Radiation treatments for breast cancer can be given with external or internal radiation. External radiation, also called whole-breast irradiation (WBI), treats the whole breast from the outside, by aiming highly penetrating x-rays at your tumor cavity. Breast brachytherapy uses special catheters (tiny tubes) to deliver the radiation from within your breast to your tumor cavity and a small margin of surrounding tissue.

SAVI™ Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)

SAVI breast cancer treatment applicator

SAVI Applicator – Photo © Cianna Medical

What You Can Expect From A SAVI Applicator

SAVI breast cancer treatment placement

Placement – Photo © Cianna Medical

Radiation Dosing During Treatments

SAVI dosing

Dosing – Photo © Cianna Medical

Completing Radiation and Removing Your SAVI Applicator

SAVI removal breast cancer treatment

Removal – Photo © Cianna Medical

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