Rapid, real-time results allow for faster diagnosis of medical problems, and faster treatment. Dr. Man says, “According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), millennials are now the largest pet-owning demographic in the U.S., and they have modern expectations. Millennials expect rapid service and immediate answers. Digital cytology is the logical progression in this trend, as it closes the diagnostic loop for pet parents who are waiting and worrying, and helps provide expedient and excellent pet care. Digital cytology allows for almost real-time specialist review—under an hour in many cases—by a pathologist, which enables rapid case management. When we fast-track diagnoses, treatments, and further diagnostics, we improve patient care and their overall outcomes.”
For example, digital cytology allows Dr. Man to diagnose a pet’s lump as cancerous or benign, and to surgically remove the lump the same day. For a pet owner waiting for their beloved companion’s possible cancer diagnosis, real-time results mean the difference between several days of anguish, or immediate treatment. Digital cytology can be used to evaluate all types of cellular samples, from blood and abnormal fluid accumulations, to samples collected from enlarged lymph nodes and masses.