Pathology Responsible for Final Diagnosis based on Biopsy Result

The Department of Pathology is a specialized field of medicine that observes tissue samples taken from biopsy conducted by all other departments and makes the final diagnosis. The specialists at the department performs histological, immunohistochemical and molecular-biological analyses on patients’ samples such as tissues, body fluids and cells from cystoscopy, biopsy, virus test and various types of evisceration conducted by clinical departments, and conclude the final diagnosis.

Support for Accurate Decision-Making on Surgery by Providing Diagnosis within 15 Minutes

The frozen section procedure (cryosection) is a pathological procedure to take a specimen during the operation and send it to the Department of Pathology for diagnosis. The pathologists provide the result within 15 minutes since the procedure is performed while the patient is on the operating table under anesthetics. It presents critical information for surgeons to determine the subsequent surgical scope.

The Best Service Based on Comprehensive Understanding of Patients and Communication with Clinical Departments

Communication with various clinical departments is an integral part in pathological diagnosis because it should be based on comprehensive understanding of individual patients. To this end, experts from an array of clinical fields actively share medical history and characteristics of patients and specimens and other examination opinions internally. Furthermore, the department has taken part in the quality management program by the Korean Society of Pathologists and passed the certification program with excellent performance every year. Based on such internal and external exchanges, the staff strive to provide a higher-level medical service.

Bridge between Basic Science and Clinical Medicine through Joint Researches with Clinical Departments

The information on causes and mechanisms of a disease discovered by the pathological biopsy becomes the center in investigating the disease as it serves as a bridge between basic science and clinical medicine. Therefore, the staff members are committed to delivering the latest insights into diagnosis and treatment through periodic academic meetings, as well as swift and accurate diagnosis, so that each clinical department can offer the best possible care for patients.