All-In-One Mobile Workstation for Rapid On-Site Evaluation of FNA Cytology
The term Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) refers to a service that the cytopathology laboratory provides for patients and their physicians. The advantages include assurance of Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) biopsy adequacy, the ability to triage the specimen, shorten the length of the procedure, direct the biopsy in real-time and overall assist in managing the patient’s procedure with the performing clinician at the point of care.
ROSE service for FNA biopsy is a time-sensitive procedure which occurs while patients are subject to varying degrees of sedation and while they have endoscopes, or large needles, placed within the cavity or abdomen. As such, it is important to collect and deliver images as quickly as possible, of the highest quality.
The challenge is that, until now, there hasn’t been a mobile dedicated unit/system available to carry out ROSE on location. At the time of a call, cytology personnel must assemble items that will be required and transport them to the on-site location with a mobile cart.
Developed from an original idea from Professor Mousa A. Al-Abbadi, the RoseSTATION is Milestone’s solution to arriving rapidly on-site with a standardized work platform containing all tools required to accomplish this important diagnostic task.