Diagnostic Cytopathology – An Invaluable Tool For The Pathologist And Clinician In The Diagnosis Of Various Body Lesions

Recorded On: 10/15/2020

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Cytology is well known in its capacity as a screening tool for the detection of cervical cancer, i.e. the Pap test. However, Cytology is also an invaluable diagnostic tool for the pathologist, radiologist, gastroenterologist, pulmonologist and clinician in the diagnosis of specimens from many superficial and deep-seated body lesions. This lecture will provide an overview of diagnostic cytopathology; review the practice of telepathology for rapid onsite evaluation, or “ROSE”, in hospital and clinical settings; and review ancillary immunohistochemistry (IHC) and special stains on cytology preparations. Several case studies will be presented to highlight the diagnostic value of cytopathology, including several challenging cases. We will look at how telepathology is used to dramatically improve pathology operations in a busy pathology laboratory. We will look at how well-prepared low-volume cytology samples may be used to provide the pathologist with maximum diagnostic material, including IHC and special stains. And, finally, we will look at a less common technique to take cells from a cytology smear and prepare a compact cell-block with which to make slides for IHC and special stains.

CEUs: This histology course is worth 1 continuing education credit. Course is available for 365 days from date of purchase. 

Richard Ormesher, CT(ASCP)

Cytology Manager

Northwest Pathology, P.S.

Richard Ormesher was recruited to NW Pathology in April, 2016 to become Cytology Manager and to implement telepathology operations within the Cytology Department. Before joining NW Pathology, Richard worked as Cytology Manager for both the University of Washington and Laboratory Corporation of America in Seattle, WA. Prior to working in the Pacific Northwest, Richard worked for almost 17 years as a cytotechnologist in western Colorado where he assisted at many FNA and bronchoscopy procedures, both within the hospital setting and in private clinician offices. Richard enjoys teaching, participating in performing CAP inspections, and fishing.


Diagnostic Cytopathology – An Invaluable Tool For The Pathologist And Clinician In The Diagnosis Of Various Body Lesions
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Open to view video. Objectives: To understand the value of diagnostic cytopathology for the pathologist and clinicians; To understand telepathology for rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE) in hospital and clinical settings and its application in the pathology laboratory; To review the utility of ancillary immunohistochemistry (IHC) and special stains on cytology preparations obtained during intra-operative procedures.
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