Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Adequacy
Panoramic Digital Images (Panoptiq) for Cytopathology Screening and Interpretation
Liron Pantanowitz, Jacqueline Cuda, Juan Xing, Ishtiaque Ahmed, Anil Parwani, Sara Monaco
Whole slide imaging in cytology is limited when glass slides are scanned without z-stacks for focusing. The Panoptiq™ imaging system is a novel technology that allows users to create digital files that combine low-power panoramic images with regions of interest that are imaged using high-power z-stacks. This study determines the utility of Panoptiq for cytopathology screening and interpretation.
Comparison of Different Modalities for Reading 30 Cytology slides
10 ThinPrep Pap tests, 10 FNA and 5 fluids comprised of smears, cytospins and cell blocks were digitized.
Panoptiq showed equivalent adequacy concordance, diagnostic concordance and confidence levelscompared to the traditional light microscope1
1 Pantanowitz L, Cuda J, Xing J, Ahmed I, Parwani AV, Monaco SE. Panoramic digital images (Panoptiq) for cytopathology screening and interpretation. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2015;4:S66–7