Teaching interventional cytopathology.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Interventional cytopathology is a unique area of pathology, where cytopathologists play a primary role in obtaining fine needle aspiration biopsies and/or making determinations through rapid on-site evaluations to guide sample procurement in real-time. Unsurprisingly, experience and skill are directly related to success in these endeavors, and both can be fostered with formal instruction. There is a wealth of resources available to aid in teaching interventional cytopathology, including instructional videos, courses, and model phantoms which can help to build familiarity and confidence. These tools can provide a basic framework upon which skills can be developed through in-person guidance, real-time feedback and practice. This article reviews the tools available to enhance training, details the authors' institutional experience in teaching interventional cytopathology at a tertiary care center, and provides recommendations and pearls for success in this endeavor.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jiang, XS; Foo, W-C

Published Date

  • November 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 405 - 409

PubMed ID

  • 35078689

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-2570

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.semdp.2022.01.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States