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Ask your doctor to refer you to Virginia Hospital Center for top-quality cancer care.

ACRO & NCBC Studies

SAVI® Brachy uses a catheter (thin, flexible tube) to deliver tiny, radioactive pellets directly to a breast tumor to kill early-stage cancer. A type of brachytherapy (internal radiation), SAVI minimizes radiation exposure to healthy tissue and reduces complications.

SAVI studies verify favorable cosmetic outcomes with precise delivery of radiation therapy.

"We looked at cosmetic outcomes in part because it is important to our patients," said Robert Hong, MD, the presenter and medical director of radiation oncology at Virginia Hospital Center. "This data points toward an additional quality of life benefit from the therapy."

Dr. Hong participated in the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) studies, and he led the NCBC study.

Resources & Support

Discover a wealth of support at the Dewberry Cancer Resource Center. There, you'll also find the Barbra Marcus Kolton Cancer Resource Library with a variety of educational materials. To reach the resource center, call 703.558.5555.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital


    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205