FEBRUARY 26, 2019 • 3:00 pm ET
Cytotechnologists are increasingly involved in rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of lung and liver needle core biopsies as well as in the selection of material for ancillary testing. Knowledge of histomorphology is essential in being prepared for these new roles. The main goals of this webinar directed towards cytotechnologists are: 1) to reinforce ROSE confidence and ability while avoiding common diagnostic pitfalls; 2) to translate cytomorphology skills into histomorphology to more precisely gauge adequacy at ROSE and to ensure a better triage of cases for further studies. Histopathologic features of common entities in correlation with cytomorphologic characteristics will be discussed as a case-based presentation. H&E stained needle core biopsy slides and concurrent touch preparation smears will be used to address diagnostic limitations and pitfalls. A step-wise approach on how to triage needle core biopsy specimens for additional studies immunohistochemistry, cytogenetic and molecular) will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on common challenges in daily practice based on input from our own cytotechnologist team.