CytoProcessor’s AI for Digital Cytology aids in the screening of atrophic cases.
As a Cytotechnologist or Cyto-Pathologist, atrophic cases, primarily due to natural degeneration of the parabasal cells in a background of fibrin, are big challenges and brainteasers while you screen for Cervical Cancer.
Degenerated parabasal cells, cellular debris, old blood and pollution of the samples by lubricants/ultrasound gels can lead to overdiagnosing as degenerated and/or bad stained parabasal cells can mimic HSIL / carcinoma cells. A smaller number of cells and stripped nuclei are further difficulty in analyzing atrophic samples.
Furthermore, carcinoma cells may also be misdiagnosed as normal atrophic cells!
Lubricants and ultrasound gels, which can affect staining quality and cell quantity on slides, should be avoided prior to sampling, a fact of which gynecologists must be aware.
CytoProcessor aids in making reliable diagnoses by distinguishing and sorting the most diagnostically relevant cells. (1)(2)
On a medical grade screen it’s easier to assess normal (degenerated) cells and its nuclear details, and therefore better to distinguish degenerated atrophic cells from the small, atypical cells.
To effectively distinguish these cells, the following criteria are indispensable for diagnosing atrophic and atypical cells (3):
– Scroll to see the criteria on the information grid
(1) Acta Cytologica : https://bit.ly/41j2RbL
(2) Diagnostic CytoPathology: https://bit.ly/3NsOI5R
(3) Information grid : https://bit.ly/3tkv9pF
CytoProcessor® is a CE marked IVDs. The device is intended for use by healthcare professionals only. Please refer to the conditions of use recommended by the manufacturer DATEXIM by consulting the user guide.