Anatomic Pathology

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Anatomic pathology focuses on the diagnosis of disease from tissue samples using these scientific tools:
  • Dermatopathology
Pathologists provide consultative and diagnostic expertise in the evaluation of skin diseases, including inflammatory and neoplastic processes.
  • Cytopathology and fine-needle aspiration
Cytopathology provides gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology services. Fine-Needle Aspiration is also available to provide rapid diagnoses for patients with masses or lesions. Learn more about cytopathology.
  • Electron microscopy
The electron microscope is used to view thin specimens (tissue sections, molecules, etc.) through a beam of electrons to create an image of a specimen.
  • Hematopathology
This area performs diagnostic evaluation of blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes and other lymphoid lesions to identify leukemia, lymphoma and blood disorders.
  • Image analysis
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Pathologists quantitatively evaluate immunohistochemical markers using image analysis for diagnosis and prognosis of cancer and other diseases.
  • Immunohistochemistry
Technologists prepare tissue samples to identify specific proteins to diagnose abnormal cells such as those found in cancerous tumors.
  • Molecular pathology
Specialists study disease in tissues and cells at the molecular level.
  • Neuropathology
Pathologists study tissue from the brain and spinal cord to diagnose diseases of the central nervous system.
  • Surgical pathology
Pathologists examine tissue removed from patients during surgery to help provide a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan.
  • Renal pathology
Specialists study tissue to diagnose kidney diseases.
  • Autopsy
A post-mortem examination is performed to help determine the cause of death and identify any diseases present. Learn more about autopsy.

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