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Introduction to the Department of Hematology

The Department of Pathology of The Fourth Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine, formed with support of the Department of Pathology of The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University –National Key Specialty Development Unit, is a member of the Clinical Pathology Specialist Alliance of The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University and Yiwu City Pathology Quality Control Center. For the moment, the department is home to 14 staff members, including 7 pathologists (1 senior attending physician, 2 attending physicians and 4 other pathologists who are accepting standard training in Hangzhou), 7 pathology technicians (3 senior technicians, 3 junior technicians and 1 technician). All the physicians are with master’s degree or above. Academic leader TENG Xiaodong, the Director of the Department of Pathology of The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University and Chairman of Pathology Branch of Zhejiang Medical Association, has led the pathologists of The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University to come to our department for consultation on difficult cases at a regular basis. So far, the department has provided routine histopathological examination, cytology pathological diagnosis, intra-operative rapid frozen section diagnosis, etc., and also applied immunohistochemistry, special staining, molecular pathological detection and other techniques. It is a pathology department that offers the most comprehensive pathological examinations in the central Zhejiang Province.

Introduction to the Department features

(1) Consultation on difficult cases: Inviting pathologists from The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University to hold consultation every week to solve difficult cases in all aspects and save patients’ energies.
(2) Molecular pathological detection: The only unit that carries out molecular pathological detection. It now has applied the in situ hybridization(ISH) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) techniques and is about to provide molecular detection of other items successively to meet the needs of various clinical departments.

(3) Advanced equipment: The department boasts a full set of the advanced pathology equipments including Freezing Microtome, Embedding Cassette Printer, Slice Printer, Automatic Dewatering Machine, Automatic Stainer, Automatic Sealing Machine, Automatic Immuno-Histo Stainer, Automatic FISH Stainer, Fluorescence Microscope, etc., providing a solid support to the department’s smooth development of various detecting techniques.

(4) Informatization management: Since the opening of the hospital, the department has introduced a complete set of informatization management system. The informatization management of all processes and links within the department has guaranteed the accuracy and timeliness of pathological diagnosis.

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