Automated screening of gynecologic cytology: A comparison of results

Francesc Alameda, Lara Pijuan, Belen Lloveras, Imma Soler, Emilia Romero, Ramon Carreras, Sergio Serrano

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the results among conventional gynecologic cytology liquid-based cytology and manual screening and liquid-based cytology automatically screened. STUDY DESIGN: The results of 53,311 cervicovaginal samples, corresponding to 53,311 women of Barcelona, Spain are reviewed. The cases are subdivided into 19,742 conventional cervicovaginal samples; 17,596 liquidbased cytology, manually screened samples; and 15,973 liquid-based automated-screened samples. RESULTS: The automated screening increases the atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion detection, in respect to liquid-based, manual screening and conventional cytology. In the follow-up, automated screening increases the diagnosis of squamous intraepithelial lesion (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion and highgrade squamous intraepithelial lesion). CONCLUSION: Automated screening increases detection of all categories and increases the specificity for highgrade squamous intraepithelial lesion. © Science Printers and Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
JournalAnalytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011


  • Automated screening
  • Cytology
  • Gynecology
  • Liquid-based cytology
  • Quality control


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