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Genitourinary Medicine
the study of the reproductive organs and urinary system

Genitourinary Medicine - the study of the reproductive organs and urinary system

The genitourinary field is wide ranging, however, it is most commonly associated with the investigation of sexually transmitted diseases. Most sexually transmitted diseases are caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Some infective agents are associated with cancer, for example, human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Nikon’s ergonomic Eclipse Ci clinical upright microscope series and polarising microscopes offer an important diagnostic tool that enables the rapid detection of infecting organisms in body fluids, genital secretions, and cervical smears and allows immediate steps to be taken to prevent the spread of infection. Histological staining of tissue biopsies can help to determine disease pathology and identify and characterize infecting organisms. HPV in uterine carcinomas, for example, can be detected on the Eclipse Ci microscope using fluorescence imaging techniques. Telepathology/cytology technologies also greatly assist in real-time assessment by pathologists in remote locations, in training, and archiving specimens.  Nikon’s Digital Sight series cameras and DS-L3 imaging system enable clinics to implement telepathology with ease.


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