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Boston Scientific Releases Webcast about EUS FNA


NATICK, Mass.―Boston Scientific's endoscopy division these week debuted its webcast, "Tissue is the Issue: EUS FNA and the Role of Integrated Cytopathology."

The webcast is available online at any time a viewer wants to watch it.

The Tissue is the Issue: EUS FNA and the Role of Integrated Cytopathology webcast features the role that cytopathology is playing in endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration (FNA).

The webcast is for gastroenterologists, cytopathologists and endosonographers.

To view the webcast, click here.

Once the viewer registers, the webcast is immediately available for viewing. It includes physician presentations and two question-and-answer sessions.

The presentation can be viewed on an iPad or smart phone.

The moderator is Robert Hawes, MD, medical director, at the Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy
Florida Hospital, Orlando.


Part 1: Shyam Varadarajulu, MD
Medical director, Center for Interventional Endoscopy
Florida Hospital, Orlando

Dr. Varadarajulu will present best practices and techniques to optimize the technical outcomes of fine needle aspiration, as well as a review of key EUS-FNA studies.

Part 2: Shantel Hébert-Magee, MD
Assistant Professor, Cytopathology Section at the Division of Anatomic Pathology

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Hébert-Magee discusses the factors that may contribute to the infrequent use of the cell block as a diagnostic tool. Acquisition of tissue for cell block can increase diagnostic sensitivity and specificity.

Part 3: Q&A

Part 4: Q&A

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