In the diagnostic work up of some cases, there are indications to employ cytology as a diagnostic tool.
In the diagnostic work up of some cases, there are indications to employ cytology as a diagnostic tool. Examples of such indications include physical examination findings, serum enzyme changes, ultrasonographic lesions, radiographic lesions, etc. Relatively easy to obtain samples, rapidly obtainable results and cheap tools (other than the initial cost of the microscope) make cytology an ideal tool to have available for in-house use. Having all of the additional clinical data available (e.g. history, physical examination findings, therapies, diagnostic imaging findings, etc.) further enhances the usefulness of this diagnostic modality. This interactive session will use case materials (e.g. history, physical examination, routine lab work and diagnostic imaging findings) coupled with cytologic findings to demonstrate a systematic approach to examining cytology, germane features of each case and cover a variety of cytologic diagnoses.
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