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Do computers or people read paps?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: A combination.

There are techs who read smears, and screen them for the pathologist, who reads the abnormal ones.
This can be done under a microscope/manually, or there are several computer set-ups that read smears, and speed up the process for the pathologist, by selecting abnormal looking cells. The pathologist makes the final evaluation.

In brief: A combination.

There are techs who read smears, and screen them for the pathologist, who reads the abnormal ones.
This can be done under a microscope/manually, or there are several computer set-ups that read smears, and speed up the process for the pathologist, by selecting abnormal looking cells. The pathologist makes the final evaluation.
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