RCPA Macroscopic Cut-up Manual – New Release

RCPA logoRCPA Macroscopic Cut-up Manual – New release

The Anatomical Pathology Macroscopic Cut-Up Manual has been updated with the addition of haematolymphoid, soft tissue and bone, head and neck specimen protocols. New videos have been included demonstrating breast wide local excision, sentinel lymph node and skin lesion cut-up. The website is available publicly on the RCPA website via this link: www.rcpa.edu.au/Library/Practising-Pathology/Macroscopic-Cut-Up . The manual now contains sections providing guidance for the macroscopic assessment of most specimens encountered in routine laboratory practice. Dictation templates aligned with the Structured Reporting of Cancer Protocols are provided on each specimen page. Remaining protocols for more specialised areas of Anatomical Pathology such as neuropathology and cardiovascular specimens will be added as the project is completed. Changes to the manual can be tracked on the version control page of the website: http://www.rcpa.edu.au/Library/Practising-Pathology/Macroscopic-Cut-Up/Home/Versions. The Lead Pathologist on the project is Dr Simon King and the Project Manager is Margaret Dimech. Margaret can be contacted by email at margaretd@rcpa.edu.au for further information. The Steering Committee looks forward to providing more detail as the project proceeds. The Anatomical Pathology Macroscopic Cut-Up Manual Project is an initiative of the RCPA Specialist Training Project with funding from the Department of Health.