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A validation study of the FocalPoint GS imaging system for gynecologic cytology screening†
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2012 American Cancer Society
Volume 121, Issue 4, pages 189–196, April 2013
How to Cite
Colgan, T. J., Bon, N., Clipsham, S., Gardiner, G., Sumner, J., Walley, V. and McLachlin, C. M. (2013), A validation study of the FocalPoint GS imaging system for gynecologic cytology screening. Cancer Cytopathology, 121: 189–196. doi: 10.1002/cncy.21271
None of the authors or participating laboratories has any financial interest in BD SurePath or any other automated gynecologic screening device.
- Issue published online: 12 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 14 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 SEP 2012
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