[Histonet] Breast Lecture
I have been ask to present a lecture on breast Biopsies to the West
Virginia Radiology Society. I would like to give them some insight into the
proper handling of the biopsies before they are brought to the histology
department. This will cover the most mundane items such as proper
Demographics, proper labeling of the specimen, types of transport media,
etc........, but while I was discussing this with a pathologist he mentioned
it would be nice if the orders stated if the patient were pregnant or not.
He was well aware he could look it up in the history, but felt it could save
time if it were stated on the request. This got me to thinking and my
thoughts turned to histonet. So if any of you would like to share some time
saving protocols and procedures that I could review for the lecture please
forward them to me and the NET.
The title of the lecture will be "It's All UP Front". I only include
the title in hopes it will jog a few brain cells and you'll think of other
areas that might contribute to the histology department being able to
improve patient care if everything is done right in the beginning. I would
be very interested in knowing how you anticipate or should I say plan for
the worst case scenario, since we usually have very small samples when it
comes to needle biopsies. I am looking for ways that maxamizes the sample
for not only testing today, but also testing in the future.
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