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  • To explore how traditional anatomic pathology workflow processes may be transformed by technologic advances
  • To be familiar with current technologies such as barcodes and speech recognition, which are already starting to be used in some anatomic pathology laboratories


barcode, speech recognition, biopsy, frozen section, cytopathology, histology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, microscope, cytogenetics, voice recognition technologies

Read about

AP Workflow

Specimen tracking
Barcoding and RFID
Histology and stains
Digital imaging
Diagnosis, reporting, billing


#1: Compare and contrast

Describe the major elements of an LIS database for both anatomic pathology and clinical pathology systems. Discuss the differences (functional) between anatomic pathology information systems and clinical pathology information systems. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of combined and separate anatomic and clinical pathology systems

Online Resources

WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education
Zarbo RJ, Tuthill JM, D'Angelo R, Varney R, Mahar B, Neuman C, Ormsby A. The Henry Ford Production System: reduction of surgical pathology in-process misidentification defects by bar code-specified work process standardization. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009 Apr;131(4):468-77.


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