About the ThinPrep Imaging System
How Dual Review Screening Works
The ThinPrep Imaging System provides Dual Review screening. With this capability, every slide is analyzed by the ThinPrep Imager and screened by an experienced cytotechnologist, thereby combining human expertise with advanced technology to achieve more accurate clinical diagnoses.
How are ThinPrep Pap Test slides analyzed?
Specifically, the ThinPrep Imager scans every cell and cell cluster on the slide, measuring DNA content. The largest and darkest nuclei are identified so that cells can be more accurately assessed for abnormalities by highly skilled cytotechnologists. Cells of interest are highlighted for cytotechnologists' review, helping them to better focus their interpretive skills where it counts most.
ThinPrep Pap Test liquid-based slide: improvement over the conventional pap smear
Similar to a GPS system, an Imaged ThinPrep Pap Test slide is placed in the Review Scope, which takes the cytotechnologist to the appropriate coordinates of the areas of interest. If the cytotechnologist determines the presence of an abnormality, then he or she will review the entire slide, marking any additional areas for further review by the pathologist.