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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.
After completing 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.
Derek B. Allison, MD, FCAP
Hiba Al Dallal, MD
Tatjana Antic, MD, FCAP
Diane Davis Davey, MD, FCAP
Eric Huang, MD, PhD, FCAP
Varsha Manucha, MD, MBBS, FCAP
Andrea Olivas, MD, FCAP
Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, MD, PhD, FCAP
He Wang, MD, PhD, FCAP
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 educational activity satisfies the requirement for the Improvement in Health and Healthcare (formerly known as Improvement in Medical Practice) Credit required by the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification (CC) Program.
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.
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).
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Whole Slide Images
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This activity and evaluation are available April 17, 2023, and expire April 16, 2024, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.