Your radiologist will choose which modality best visualizes the area that needs to be localized. 

PRE-OPERATIVE LOCALIZATIONS
SEED/SAVI-SCOUT® REFLECTOR

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UNDER MAMMO

Regarding medications: 

Please kindly refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin, Advil, Aleve or Ibuprofen for 24 hours prior to procedure if possible. We recommend that you wait an additional 24 hours after your procedure before resuming those medicines if it is safe for you to do so.

 

Tylenol is safe to use before and after this procedure. 

 

Please let your care-team know if you are taking any type of blood thinning medications (including aspirin) BEFORE you schedule your procedure. Blood thinning medications such as Plavix, Eliquis, Xarelto and Coumadin need to be discontinued prior to any invasive procedure for your safety. 

 

The day of the procedure:

There are no restrictions about eating or drinking before or after this exam. 

Please take your medications as normal unless directed otherwise. 

A radiologist will do a brief medical evaluation with you and answer any questions you might have about the procedure before asking you to sign consent. 

You will be escorted into the mammography suite and seated in a chair. A technologist will position and compress your breast to find the area.

The radiologist will clean the surface of your skin with an antiseptic solution and some local anesthetic will be administered through a tiny needle before the doctor inserts a needle into the abnormality.


The Savi reflector will be placed to localize the site, mammogram images may be taken throughout the process to confirm placement. 

The radiologist will confirm the reflector location by placing a wand on your breast; you will hear the beeping for confirmation of the reflector placement. An X may be drawn to mark the location for your surgeon.

 

When you go home:

Follow up instructions and a skin marking pen will be provided to you before you leave. You can re-draw the X if it fades so your surgeon has an indication of where to go. They will also utilize a wand in the operating room, so it is not necessary for you to do this. 

Please check with your surgeon for any additional pre-operative instructions.

UNDER ULTRASOUND

Regarding medications: 

Please kindly refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin, Advil, Aleve or Ibuprofen for 24 hours prior to procedure if possible. We recommend that you wait an additional 24 hours after your procedure before resuming those medicines if it is safe for you to do so.

 

Tylenol is safe to use before and after this procedure. 

 

Please let your care-team know if you are taking any type of blood thinning medications (including aspirin) BEFORE you schedule your procedure. Blood thinning medications such as Plavix, Eliquis, Xarelto and Coumadin need to be discontinued prior to any invasive procedure for your safety. 

 

The day of the procedure:

There are no restrictions about eating or drinking before or after this exam. 

Please take your medications as normal unless directed otherwise. 

A radiologist will do a brief medical evaluation with you and answer any questions you might have about the procedure before asking you to sign consent. 

You will be escorted into the ultrasound suite asked to lay on your back. 

The radiologist will clean the surface of your skin with an antiseptic solution and some local anesthetic will be administered through a tiny needle before the doctor inserts a needle into the abnormality.


The Savi reflector will be placed to localize the site, sonographic images may be taken throughout the process to confirm placement. 

The radiologist will confirm the reflector location by placing a wand on your breast; you will hear the beeping for confirmation of the reflector placement. An X may be drawn to mark the location for your surgeon.

A post procedure mammogram may be obtained for further documentation after the clip has been placed. 

 

When you go home:

Follow up instructions and a skin marking pen will be provided to you before you leave. You can re-draw the X if it fades so your surgeon has an indication of where to go. They will also utilize a wand in the operating room, so it is not necessary for you to do this. 

Please check with your surgeon for any additional pre-operative instructions.

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PRE-OPERATIVE LOCALIZATIONS

WIRE LOCS

 

A wire localization involves the placement of a thin wire directly into the breast lesion so that your surgeon can follow it in and remove only the area that needs to be excised. 

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UNDER MAMMO

Regarding medications: 

Please let your care-team know if you are taking any type of blood thinning medications (including aspirin) BEFORE you schedule your surgery. Blood thinning medications such as Plavix, Eliquis, Xarelto and Coumadin need to be discontinued prior to any invasive procedure for your safety. 

 

The day of the procedure:

Follow all pre-operative instructions that your surgeons directs you to do

A radiologist will do a brief medical evaluation with you and answer any questions you might have about the procedure before asking you to sign consent. 

You will be escorted into the mammography suite and seated in a chair. A technologist will position and compress your breast to find the area.

The radiologist will clean the surface of your skin with an antiseptic solution and some local anesthetic will be administered through a tiny needle before the doctor inserts a needle into the abnormality.


The wire will be placed to localize the site through a thin needle, mammogram images may be taken throughout the process to confirm placement. 

 

Post Procedure:

Follow up instructions will be provided to you by your surgical care team upon discharge from your surgery. 

UNDER ULTRASOUND

Regarding medications: 

Please let your care-team know if you are taking any type of blood thinning medications (including aspirin) BEFORE you schedule your surgery. Blood thinning medications such as Plavix, Eliquis, Xarelto and Coumadin need to be discontinued prior to any invasive procedure for your safety. 

 

The day of the procedure:

Follow all pre-operative instructions that your surgeons directs you to do

A radiologist will do a brief medical evaluation with you and answer any questions you might have about the procedure before asking you to sign consent. 

You will be escorted into the ultrasound suite and lay on your back on the bed. A technologist assist your radiologist in taking images though out the procedure.

The radiologist will clean the surface of your skin with an antiseptic solution and some local anesthetic will be administered through a tiny needle before the doctor inserts a needle into the abnormality.


The wire will be placed to localize the site through a thin needle, ultrasound images may be taken throughout the process to confirm placement. 

A post procedure mammogram may be obtained for reference in the OR.

 

Post Procedure:

Follow up instructions will be provided to you by your surgical care team upon discharge from your surgery. 

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