Government Medical College, Nagpur has been a pioneer institute where Cytology flourished under the leadership of Dr. Shobha Grover, Dr. Mukta Kherdekar, Dr. Asha V Kher, Dr. Maitreyee Munshi and others. And Maharashtra has been one of the very few states where Cytology grew exponentially with initiatives from stalwarts like Dr. Roshan Chinoy, Dr. Krishnamurthy, Dr. Shubhada Kane and others.
Cytology is a simple, cost effective and progressive branch of pathology. Despite facing numerous challenges including a major challenge of being labeled as a dying science, it is spreading its wings and continues to be a vibrant screening as well as diagnostic modality as of today. In fact it would not be superfluous if it is claimed that cytology has an edge over histopathology in certain areas as brush reaches where knife can not reach.
I feel privileged to be the founder secretary of Association of Cytologists of Maharashtra (ACM), affiliated state chapter of Indian Association of Cytologists. The inception of ACM is like a dream come true as it was long overdue. This forum has been created to promote and sustain interest in cytology within the pathologists’ fraternity of Maharashtra. With the help of various ancillary techniques, cytology has evolved over time from the simple study of cell morphology ...