SAVI Radiation Therapy

A Five-Day Treatment for Early Stage Breast Cancer

About SAVI

SAVI is a five-day radiation treatment after lumpectomy for breast cancer that delivers radiation from within the breast. The SAVI applicator consists of an expandable bundle of tubes, each of which can deliver a different dose of precisely targeted radiation. Because SAVI offers so much more flexibility in the strength of the dosage, a larger group of women can benefit from it. SAVI is an appropriate option for women with early-stage breast cancer. If the SAVI applicator is right for you, the reduction in treatment time from several weeks to five days can be a benefit in helping you return to your normal life sooner.

For more information, or to find an independently practicing physician on the Methodist Health System medical staff, call 214-947-0000.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center was the first hospital in Texas to offer the advanced radiation therapy SAVITM and is one of only 12 facilities in the greater Dallas - Fort Worth area named as Centers of Excellence in accelerated partial breast irradiation for their use of SAVI.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, or any of its affiliated hospitals.