Cytology automation: An overview

Philip T Valente, H. D. Schantz

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5 Scopus citations


Despite the unquestioned success of the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear in diminishing cervical cancer deaths in screened populations, the limitations of manual screening still exist, prompting the development of viable automated systems to improve the sensitivity of cervical screening. Rapid technological progress in new thin layer preparation machines and automated screening systems over the last decade has resulted in the availability of an a few FDA approved automated primary screening device devices that are assisting the cytologist in the laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)686-690
Number of pages5
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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