A technique in which a part of the biopsy tissue is frozen immediately, and a thin slice is then mounted on a microscope slide, enabling a pathologist to analyze it in just a few minutes for a diagnosis.
A method of rapid diagnosis performed during surgery in which tissue obtained by biopsy is rapidly frozen, and thin slices are mounted on glass slides, stained, and examined under the microscope by the pathologist.
A technique in which tissue is removed by biopsy, then frozen, cut into thin slices, stained and examined under a microscope. A pathologist can rapidly examine a frozen section for an immediate diagnosis. This procedure is often done during surgery to help the physician decide the most appropriate course of action.
A thin slice of frozen biopsy tissue that is looked at under a microscope for a preliminary diagnosis. Although not 100 percent reliable, it is a quick way to prepare biopsy tissue so that it can be examined to see if cancer is present.
A diagnostic technique done by a pathologist on a piece of tissue removed by a surgeon. The tissue is quick frozen, stained, and then examined under a microscope to determine if it is benign or malignant.
When a small sample of suspicious tissue is removed during an operation to be analysed rapidly while the patient is still under the anaesthetic to help decide on the extent of surgery required. It is usually agreed before the surgery takes place, and is not carried out as a routine procedure.
A technique in which removed tissue is frozen, cut into very thin slices and stained for microscopic examination. A pathologist can rapidly complete a frozen section analysis, and for this reason, it is commonly used during surgery to quickly provide the surgeon with vital information.
A technique in which tissue is removed and then quick-frozen and pathologically examined under a microscope. Gleason score A subjective method of measuring the differentiation of cells to classify tumors by their microscopic appearance and how aggressively cell of prostate cancer may multiply. The lowest score is 2 and the highest score is 10.