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Thomas F. Purdon, MD, FACOG
Just released in the June 29 online edition of the British Medical Journal is an important article from Sydney, Australia, comparing automated liquid-based cytology with the ThinPrep® Imager to conventional Pap smears.
Davey and colleagues at the Douglass Hanly Moir pathology lab in Sydney report on a large study comparing “split samples” of conventional Pap smears with Imager automated Pap tests. Their results showed that the ThinPrep® Imager detected 1.29 more cases of high-grade squamous disease per 1,000 women screened than conventional cytology. In addition, more Imager-read slides than conventional slides were satisfactory for examination and contained more low-grade cytological abnormalities.