Cervical screening is one of the best defences against cervical cancer. To enhance detection rates of nuclear abnormalities and to further reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, laboratories in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are converting to liquid-based cytology.
As liquid-based cytology is rolled out nationally, all laboratory staff reporting cervical screening tests will need to undergo retraining. Cervical Cytology aims to support this retraining by developing practical skills and advancing understanding of the techniques.
This book describes and illustrates conventional and liquid-based cytology and emphasizes the differences between the two. Over 250 colour micrograph images and clear lists of key features are presented to aid learning, and make this book an ideal bench-top reference.
Cervical Cytology will be of value to biomedical scientists, cytoscreeners, cytopathologists, training officers, students and medics and all professionals involved in cervical screening, to update their knowledge and practical skills in this increasingly important subject.
This invaluable book aims to assist with this retraining emphasizing where necessary the differences between liquid based and cervical cytology, exploring both techniques.
I recommend it for all of those involved in the interpretation of liquid-based and conventional cervical cytology.
Martin P Hill Consulting
As a cytopathologist, I found this book relatively comprehensive, yet concise, making it a useful addition to the cytopathologist's and cytotechnologist's desktop.
Doody's Book Review Service, Harris S. Goodman, M.D.
2. Methods of obtaining cervical cytology samples
4. Cell structure
5. Cytology of the cervix
6. Other constituents of cervical samples
7. Adequacy of cervical smears
8. Physiological changes
9. Inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis)
10. Flora and fauna
11. Benign glandular lesions
12. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
14. Iatrogenic changes
15. Artefacts and contaminants
16. Alternative screening methods for cervical cancer