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THE PREFERRED LOCALIZATION SOLUTION TO TREAT MORE PATIENTS

The SCOUT system has been clinically demonstrated to drive value and improve patient outcomes. SCOUT is proven to improve radiology workflow and significantly reduce OR delays. Using SCOUT, surgeons can precisely target the affected tissue to pinpoint its location within 1mm, which can mean more successful surgeries, optimized breast conservation strategies, and enhanced outcomes for women.

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HOW DOES SCOUT RADAR LOCALIZATION WORK?

INTRODUCING THE SCOUT CART

PRECISION & PATIENT EXPERIENCE WIRE-FREE LOCALIZATION

WIRE-FREE LOCALIZATION AT BIOPSY

WIRE-FREE LOCALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES

Features & Benefits

85% radiologists who report a better workflow
97% patients who would recommend SCOUT
Costs savings approximately $2300 per procedure

DETECT

detect cancer during a biopsy with the reflector
  • After detection, physician and patient can opt to place the Reflector when the biopsy occurs
  • Long-term implant of the Reflector can be placed any time prior to surgery
  • Ultrasound, radiographic and stereotactic guidance options can all be used to place the Reflector

LOCALIZE

Scout guide is smaller than a dime
  • Reflector remains in place and passive until activated by the SCOUT Guide
  • Can be used to mark soft tissue, including lymph nodes
  • 4mm body size is smaller than a grain of rice
  • Antennas are made of super elastic nitinol alloy, commonly used in medical devices

IDENTIFY

  • Real-time distance measurement with 60mm detection range
  • 360 ̊ detection with ± 1mm accuracy
  • Documented 99.2% reliability
  • Instant response guides dissection path, eliminating guesswork
  • SCOUT Access Guide allows localization through small incisions

Brett Parkinson, MD speaks about SCOUT Reflectors

“I want to reiterate how care has improved since we started placing SCOUT Reflectors at the time of biopsy, which in most cases, is on the same day as the diagnostic mammogram. Women who’ve had previous wire localizations comment on the ease of the procedure, compared to traditional localization. They also love that they don’t have to return to the breast center for biopsy, and then again for a localization procedure.

One product, two steps eliminated. Patient satisfaction is through the roof. Patients know they are getting streamlined care at our breast care center. I so appreciate Merit for developing a product that has revolutionized care.”

Brett Parkinson

Imaging Director Breast Care Services
Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City UT

 


CONSISTENCY & PREDICTABILITY

FROM CLINICAL PERFORMANCE

Step 1: Informed Pre-Surgical Planning

Step 1 - Informed Pre-Surgical Planning

Precisely Identifies Tumor Location & Depth

  • 60mm detection range2
  • Permits cosmetically-preferred incision
  • Actual distance measurement allows real-time planning of anterior margin

Step 2: Real-Time Margin Definition During Surgery

Step 2: Real-Time Margin Definition During Surgery

Helps Optimize Surgical Goals

  • 360˚ detection with ± 1mm accuracy2
  • Instant response guides dissection path, eliminating guesswork
  • Predictable specimen with real-time margin definition

Step 3: Accurate Specimen Verification

Step 3: Accurate Specimen Verification

Optimizes Breast Conservation Strategy

  • Confirms planned surgical margins relative to reflector location
  • Accurate depth measurement when patients are in supine position

ACCURACY

IN DEPTH MEASUREMENT MATTERS
The SCOUT system’s true distance measurement overcomes challenges with mammography images when estimating tumor depth and location during supine surgical procedures, and allows surgeons to quickly identify location and depth of reflector.

Mammographic Upright Views Prior to Surgery

Measurement to Tumor in Supine Position Differs


VISIBILITY

EXCELLENT UNDER IMAGING

CLEAR VISIBILITY UNDER IMAGING

The SCOUT System provides maximum flexibility with visualization regardless of the imaging modality. Shape provides unique radiographic and ultrasound images and The Reflector is a clinically insignificant MRI artifact.

Images of a mammogram and ultrasound
Images of a specimen radiograph and MRI

INSIGNIFICANT MRI ARTIFACT

SCOUT Radar technology promotes a streamlines Targeted Axillary Dissection; allowing surgeons to more easily identify previously biopsied nodes, even after neoadjuvant chemotherapy

prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy
post-neoadjuvant chemotherapy

WIRE-FREE TECHNOLOGIES COMPARISON

A study published by Dr. Mary K. Hayes showcases the clarity of the SCOUT Reflector under MRI versus those of two other wire-free technologies on the market. 6

SCOUT - only wire-free localization technology that will not interfere with MRIs - Merit Medical

CLINICAL DATA


FEATURE STUDY

Use of SCOUT Reflectors to Identify the Previously Biopsied Node Significantly Improves the Probability of Surgical Removal and Subsequently Reduces the False Negative Cancer Rate

KEY RESULTS

  • Only 47.4% (9 of 19) biopsied nodes were removed with conventional SLNB
  • False negative rate = 33.3%
  • All (19/19) biopsied nodes were identified and removed with SCOUT
  • False negative rate = 0% (optimal goal)

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ADDITIONAL DATA AND ADVANCED THERAPY INFORMATION

  • Foundational Knowledge
  • OR Efficiency
  • Bracketing
  • Long-Term Placement
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Oncoplastic Techniques
  • Targeted Axillary Dissection
  • Time of Biopsy Placement
  • Outside Breast

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REFERENCES:
1. Hayes MK, Bloomquist EV, Wright H. SAVI SCOUT Improves Breast Surgery Operating Room Start Times Compared with Wire Localization. Presentation at: American Society of Breast Surgeons 18th Annual Meeting, April 2017, Dallas, TX.
2.Merit Medical Data on File
3. Cox C et al. A Prospective Single Arm, Multi-Site Clinical Evaluation of a Nonradioactive Surgical Guidance Technology for the Localization of Non-Palpable Breast Lesions during Excision. Ann Surg Oncol 2016 Oct;23(10):3168-74.
4. Wright et al: It’s about time: Wire-free SCOUT localization of positive axillary lymph nodes prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy may offer options to de-escalate axillary surgery
5. Balija et al: Reflector Localized Lymph Node Biopsy: A Novel Aide in Axillary Staging After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Node-Positive Breast Cancer
6. Hayes MK. Signal void artifacts in non-contrast T1 non-fat-saturated MR sequences. Update on Preoperative Breast Localization. Radiol Clin N Am (2017); 591-603.
7. Taback B, Jajeda P, Ha R (2018). Enhanced Axillary Evaluation Using Reflector-Guided Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: A Prospective Feasibility Study and Comparison With Conventional Lymphatic Mapping Techniques. Clinical Breast Cancer. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29544701
8. Storm-Dickerson T, Gold R. Utility of the SCOUT reflector as an efficient tool for the identification of index lymph node following completion of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. 2019. Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

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Catalog NumberProduct DescriptionExpanded Family Name1Expanded Family NameExpanded Family Name2Delivery TypeGaugeNeedle Length (cm)Needle Length (in)Cable LengthLengthReflector Length (cm)Reflector Length (in)SterilizationLatex FreeSheath SizeShipping Box Qty
CHK-01Check Console2.5NSYes1
CHK-01-GCheck Console2.5NSYes1
CHK-01LCheck Console Loaner2.5NSYes1
CHK-01L-EFCheck Console Loaner2.5NSYes1
CHK-01L-GCheck Console Loaner2.5NSYes1
CHKHP-01Handpiece8' (2.44 m)NSYes1
HPSU-01Single-Use Handpiece8' (2.44 m)ETOYes1
PC10-GPower Cord10ftNSYes1
PC1515 Foot Power Cord
PC20Power Cord20ftNSYes1
RCHK-01Check Console2.5NSYes1
RSSC-01Console2.5DNSYes1
SG-01Guide8' (2.44 m)NSYes1
SG-02Access Guide8' (2.44 m)NSYes1
SGUP-018ft SCOUT Guide and 8ft Sterile Sheath
SH-01Guide SheathETOYes8.3 cm tapered to 3.2 cm x 264 cm20
SSC-01Console2.5DNSYes1
SSC-01-EFConsole2.5DNSYes1
SSC-01-GConsole2.5DNSYes1
SSC-01LConsole Loaner2.5DNSYes1
SSC-01L-EFConsole Loaner2.5DNSYes1
SSC-01L-GConsole Loaner2.5DNSYes1
SSCSYS-01SCOUT Console (includes one Surgical Guide)
SSR05-01Reflector and Delivery SystemStandard16G5.0 cm2"1.2 cm1/2"ETOYes5
SSR10-01Reflector and Delivery SystemStandard16G10.0 cm4"1.2 cm1/2"ETOYes5
SSR13B-01Reflector and Delivery SystemEnd Deploy15G12.3 cm5"1.2 cm1/2"ETOYes5
SSR75-01Reflector and Delivery SystemStandard16G7.5 cm3"1.2 cm1/2"ETOYes5
SSR75S-01Reflector and Delivery SystemSingle Hand16G7.5 cm3"1.2 cm1/2"ETOYes5
SSR75SM-01MINI Reflector and Delivery SystemSingle Hand16G7.5 cm3"0.8 cm0.31"ETOYes5

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