Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Cianna Medical, Inc., a provider of wire-free breast localization, announced that its SCOUTCare program was honored with a Silver and Bronze Aster Award for the program and consumer awareness campaign, respectively.

The SCOUTCare program is designed to support a facility’s mission of “moving beyond wires” through the adoption of the SCOUT Wire-Free Radar Breast Localization System to mark a breast biopsy or lumpectomy site. The SCOUT system helps to reduce operating room costs, improve operational efficiency, and reduce stress for women going through stressful situations.

Further, SCOUTCare provides multi-modality training for radiologists, surgeons, and allied health professionals, including customized implementation planning, certification of clinical team and facility, coding and reimbursement guidance, as well as a patient assistance program. The program also shares best practices from hospitals across the country that have successfully implemented their wire-free program.

“We are honored to have received [the Aster Awards]. Our field team works hard to bring healthcare professionals the technology and tools they need to help to ease the burden of breast cancer for women and their families,” says Jill Anderson, president and CEO of Cianna Medical. “With SCOUTCare, we are able to align breast care programs across the U.S that are integrating their compassion for patients with our SCOUT technology.”

SCOUT is the only wire-free breast localization system that uses radar to mark a lumpectomy or biopsy site, with no significant artifacts on MRI studies, company officials say. Using SCOUT, surgeons can precisely target the affected tissue using its 360? detection capability to pinpoint its location within ±1mm, which can mean optimized breast conservation strategies and enhanced outcomes for women.