What is pathology?
Pathology as a medical-diagnostic specialty (specialist training) is traditionally operated in the form of a pathobiology for methodological reasons . It deals mainly with the morphologically detectable pathological changes in the body. As such, it consists in a scientific and body-related disease research and pathology . Routine pathological and autopsy diagnostics are primarily based on the assessment of the macroscopic (pathological anatomy ) and light microscopic aspects (histopathology, cytology) of tissues, as well as in the course of scientific and technical progress increasingly with the inclusion of biochemical and molecular biological methods (e.g. detection of changed enzyme activities or changed protein expression with e.g. immunofluorescence or immunohistochemistry ). In research also plays electron microscopy (ultrastructural pathology) a role.
Naturally, procedures and processes that can only be observed or measured in living things (organ function, subjective complaints of the patient, functional complaints without a tangible organic correlate) elude the pathologist. Then the questions of the clinically active doctor to the pathologist are directed.
According to the introductory definition and in a broader sense, the term pathology or the prefix “patho-” is used throughout medicine for pathological or abnormal findings and processes, for example one speaks of a “pathological EKG” or of psychopathology as the doctrine of the pathological changes in the soul.
What do pathologists really do?
“The corpse is already in pathology …” A permanent mistake by crime writers!Murder victims, for example, belong in forensic medicine or forensic medicine, not in “pathology”. Not only do many scriptwriters not know this, but also a large part of the population: Only forensic medicine or forensic medicine doctors are involved in solving unnatural deaths.
Today the pathologist works mainly at the microscope , under which he examines sections from diseased tissues. As the dissection activity of the pathologist has decreased, his diagnostic clinical work for patients has come to the fore and now constitutes at least 95% of his work. As a so-called cross-sectional discipline, pathology is a central, clinically-oriented subject. As a specialist, the pathologist works closely with clinicians or doctors in private practice in order to discover diseases at an early stage (prophylaxis), to recognize them when they break out (diagnostics) and to monitor their progress during therapy.
The main tasks are
- the macroscopic and microscopic findings of surgical specimens (resected specimens) or of small pieces of tissue that are removed as part of reflections (biopsies)
- the microscopic patterning of cells and cell aggregates from body fluids or surfaces on cancer cells or their precursors ( cytologies ).
- intraoperative rapid section diagnostics and
- the clinical autopsy to clarify clinically unclear diseases and the success / failure of a treatment.
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best Pathologist Brisbane gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top Pathologist Brisbane. To help you find the best speech Pathologist Brisbane located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
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⇒ Hailie (Hye Ri) Lim
Hailie (Hye Ri) Lim is a dedicated speech pathologist with special interests in the areas of speech, fluency, voice, and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). She is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).
- speech, fluency, voice, and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
⇒ Stephanie Schlencker
Stephanie Schlencker speech pathologist north brisbane with 11 years experience specialising in:
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication for nonverbal children (AAC)
- Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Speech and articulation delay, School age language and literacy
- Early development and late talkers (Hanen trained)
⇒ Paula Vickerstaff
Hailie (Hye Ri) Lim is one of the Directors and the Principal Speech Pathologist at Voices and Minds. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Speech Pathology in 2005 at the University of Sydney. Paula has worked for many years across private, government and not-for-profit sectors, as well as in primary and secondary schools both in New South Wales, Queensland and in the UK. She is passionate about helping children and their families to understand, manage and improve the communication difficulties they face.
- developing social skills of individuals with social communication difficulties
- working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
⇒ Victor Lam
Victor Lam has spent 10+ years working and providing speech therapy in Brisbane with adults and children with autism and other developmental issues. He’s a fully qualified Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.
- speech-language impairment
- autism spectrum disorder
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder and other learning difficulties
Phone: 3371 0970
⇒ Prof HemamaliSamaratunga
Prof HemamaliSamaratunga is an internationally recognized uropathologist with extensive experience in genitourinary pathology. She provides consultation advice on genitourinary pathology locally and nationally.
- genitourinary pathology
⇒ Kiru Kander
Kiru Kander is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and is dually trained as a Speech Pathologist and a Primary School Teacher. With over 23 years’ experience working with children and adolescents with communication difficulties, Kiru has a good understanding of the educational and social implications of communication impairments for young children, adolescents and adults. Kiru Kander is highly experienced paediatric speech pathologist brisbane.
- children, adolescents and adults with communication difficulties
⇒ AProf Neil W Savage
AProf Neil W Savage is a male Specialist Oral Pathologist brisbane and Specialist in Oral Medicine. Associate Professor Neil Savage is registered in the specialties of Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. He is a member of both the ADA Inc and AHPRA Therapeutics committees and a contributing author to the Therapeutic Guidelines book “Oral and Dental”. His main commitment is in private specialist Oral Medicine practice.
- Oral pathology
- Oral Medicine
⇒ Natasha Blackmore
Natasha Blackmore is the founder and director of Key to Speak and Swallow. She completed her studies at the University of Queensland before doing some work in education Queensland. Despite her love of helping children she soon found her passion in dysphagia (swallowing disorders). Natasha created her practice to bring together her aspiration to help all persons despite age or difficulties.
- Speech Pathology