[Histonet] Re: Number of blocks
rsrichmond <@t> gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 23:00:46 CDT 2012
As I asked before, do your pathologists have any input into any of this?
About embedding: I heard of a recently trained pathologist who, asked
about an embedding problem, replied, "What's embedding?"
We spend thousands of dollars on a bronchoscopy or an EGD to get a
tiny bit of tissue that contains a life-changing diagnosis. The
specimen comes to the pathology lab and is grossed by a prosector who
isn't allowed an embedding sheet. The embedder has no idea how many
bits of tissue to look for. Then the microtomist is expected to cut 50
blocks an hour. Then the pathologist has to make a diagnosis on a
Good Management I'm sure. Bad medicine.
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