Diagnosing Disease with Precision
Pathologists are doctors who work behind the scenes to help other doctors diagnose diseases like cancer, cardiac disease, blood disorders, viral infections and more.
Through close examination of organs, tissues, and body fluids such as blood or urine, or through autopsy, pathologists can determine the cause and development of disease. Samples are collected through procedures such as endoscopies, biopsies and minimally invasive procedures to diagnose conditions such as:
- Cardiac disease
- Viral infection
- Cystic fibrosis
Virtua's board-certified pathologists examine approximately 30,000 specimens per year including thousands of cancer tissues.
Our pathologists are equipped with the latest technologies, which include multi-head microscopes, microwave technology, polymerase chain reaction method, and molecular imaging. These technologies and techniques give physicians more accurate information to diagnose and treat diseases.
In addition, these technologies enable physicians to provide patients with results within hours instead of days.