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Second Edition

Edited by Behdad Shambayati

May 2018

ISBN: 9780198717362

608 pages

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Price: £36.99

The only text to successfully bring together the theory and practice of cytopathology in an accessible way for undergraduate biomedical science students.



Cytopathology provides a wide-ranging overview of the microscopic study of normal and abnormal cells, showing how current visualization methods are used to study cell structure, and how early detection of abnormal cell pathology can lead to timely clinical interventions.

  • A blend of science theory and biomedical science practice make this series ideal for those seeking both the knowledge and skills to become proficient Biomedical Scientists.
  • Content carefully developed to support the reader in demonstrating the competencies required during the study of biomedical science at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Case studies and other examples enrich the text, firmly rooting the information presented in the context of clinical and biomedical practice.
  • The striking full-colour presentation engages the reader, and presents the many illustrations and photographic images to best effect.
  • The accompanying online resources include a fully interactive Digital Microscope with a range of cell and tissue images for examination.

New to this edition

  • A new chapter on cytology of the head and neck explores cytological sampling of the oral cavity, salivary glands, thyroid gland, and lymph nodes of the neck.
  • A new chapter on cytology of the biliary tract and pressure provides a brief introduction to the major disease process in these organs as well as the essential information needed for judging sample adequacy.
  • A new chapter on data analysis in cytology discusses different types of cytological data, and how these data can be summarised and displayed in meaningful ways.
  • A new chapter on developing expertise in cytology provides a unique insight into the cognitive skills required for competent practice.
  • The chapter on Serous effusions has been significantly extended to include coverage of peritoneal washings.
  • 27 more case studies throughout the book leading students from patient presentation, through test results, and interpretation of results for diagnosis

About the Author(s)

Edited by Behdad Shambayati, Consultant Clinical Cytologist, Cytopathology Department, Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust

Behdad Shambayati is Consultant Clinical Cytologist at the Cytopathology Department, Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey

Table of Contents

    1: Introduction: a glance at the past, a glimpse of the future, Viv Beavers
    2: Preparation techniques, Andrew Evered & Behdad Shambayati
    3: The cervical screening process, John Crossley & Beverley Crossley
    4: Normal cervical cytology, Andrew Evered
    5: Abnormal cervical cytology, Andrew Evered
    6: Quality issues in cervical screening and cytology, John Crossley & Paul Cross
    7: Diagnostic cytopathology, Andrew Evered
    8: Cytology of urine, Behdad Shambayati
    9: Serous effusions and peritoneal washings, Behdad Shambayati
    10: Lower respiratory tract cytology, Behdad Shambayati
    11: Fine needle aspiration cytology, Behdad Shambayati
    12: Cytology of head and neck, Paul Cross & Behdad Shambayati
    13: Basic semen analysis, Stephen Blackman & Behdad Shambayati
    14: Cytology of the biliary tract and pancreas, Behdad Shambayati
    15: Advances in cytopathology, Bruno Ping & Margaret Morgan
    16: Data analysis in cytopathology, Andrew Evered
    17: Expertise in cytopathology, Andrew Evered


"Review from previous edition The flow of information is excellent and the text is well-written... a good introductory text for undergraduates with an interest in cytology and for professionals in training." - Dr Lesley Walton, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University

"Lucid, logical coverage of material, set out thoughtfully and supported by good illustrations and learning features that make the text student-friendly... a very useful undergraduate cytopathology textbook." - Dr Nicholas Vardaxis, Endeavour College of Natural Health

"Clearly written, factual and concise." - Dr Patricia Gadsdon, FIBMS, School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University

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