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This activity features five challenging cases in which you will view whole slide images of nongynecological fine-needle aspirations (FNAs) to identify normal and abnormal cellular changes. You will be presented with information on each case including clinical history, specimen source information, laboratory findings and other ancillary testing data, and a corresponding whole slide image. After you diagnose each case, you will be presented with three multiple-choice questions that relate to the correct diagnosis of the case and contain additional diagnostic information.
As a result of participating in this activity, you should be able to:
- Interpret an FNA case and formulate a reasonable differential diagnosis using patient history, clinical information, ancillary studies, and morphology.
- Select appropriate ancillary studies for an FNA case.
- Recognize the limitations of FNA when results of appropriate ancillary studies are noncontributory.
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 5
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE (Continuing Education for nonphysicians): The CAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 credit(s) of continuing education. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is approved for continuing education credit in the states of California and Florida.
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) accepts this activity to meet the continuing education requirements.
This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP).
Cytotechnologists may apply the credits from FNA toward the required educational activities for the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Continuing Education Credit Program (CECC).
Cytotechnologists may apply the credits from FNA toward the required educational activities for the International Academy of Cytology (IAC).
You must correctly answer assessment questions and complete the evaluation to claim credit and print your certificate.
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College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750
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Whole Slide Images
DigitalScope® is a web-based whole slide image (WSI) retrieval and viewing system. DigitalScope is supported with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 (limited support for IE 9 and 10) or later, Firefox 4.0 or later, Safari 3, and the latest Google Chrome version.
This activity and evaluation are available April 19, 2021, and expire April 18, 2022, at 12:00 AM (ET). You must claim credit by this date and time.