Pap Smear Laser

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Title: Pap Smear Laser
Description: One of the many uses for the laser in medical research is as a light source to detect premalignant and malignant cells in a Pap smear. Gynecologic cells passing in a stream through the laser beam where each cell is analyzed. Abnormal-appearing cells can be sorted from the rest of the cells and later examined by a pathologist for evidence of cancer.
Topics/Categories: Test or Procedure -- Lab Tests
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-8000-3416
Date Created: 1980
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.