The pathology has extended its wings in the past few decades and has contributed greatly in understanding the pathogenesis of genetic disorders and in diagnosis of several undifferentiated malignant neoplasms. Molecular techniques are being used in clinical field. There are various techniques which are introduced in the field of pathology like brush cytology, velscope, confocal microscopy, tumor markers, microarray etc. New emerging technologies, including robotics, humanoid technology, lab-on-chip devices, nanodevices and patient ‘smart’ implants, will in the future offer unique opportunities for laboratories to develop. In present article few of the various techniques have been discussed which when used optimally by the pathologist have improved the quality of life of patients and newer future diagnostic techniques which could be boon in the field of pathology.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN