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Slide Savvy: Preventing Artifact in Biopsies – Focus on Venetian Blind & Shatter Artifact

This webinar unveils how to avoid Venetian Blind and Shatter artifacts – two categories of horizontal artifact.

In this webinar Pathologist Assistant, Fernando Chang, renowned for his expertise in frozen section analysis, guides you through a series of real-life biopsy cases afflicted by artifact, while exploring the complexities of diagnostic interpretation.

The discussion includes:

Who is this for?

Donor & Transplant Professionals

Donor Center Lab Technicians

  • Why these appear and how to mitigate/prevent
  • Other horizontal artifacts like thick and thin sections
  • Nature of tissue as a factor of horizontal artifacts
  • Blade angle and skipped sections
  • Cryostat blade holder and horizontal artifacts
  • Q&A

Fernando Chang IMG

Lead Pathologist Assistant - Surgical Pathology Department -
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University Hospital Newark NJ
Rutgers Medical School
Summit Health
Atlantic Health Care System
RWJ Barnabas Healthcare system

Drawing from methodologies pioneered by the late Dr. Stephen Peters, Fernando collaborates with the Rutgers NJMS Pathology Residency program main surgical pathology and autopsy rotation at University Hospital. Here, he imparts innovative techniques in Anatomic Pathology Rotation, Frozen Sections, and the utilization of Telepathology Aperio Scan Scope. With more than 17 years of experience, Fernando has a wealth of expertise in working closely with OPOs.

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