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 Perth gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top Pathologist Perth. To help you find the best speech Pathologist Perth located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
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⇒ Nicole Torre
Nicole Torre has over 20 years experience in providing communication and swallowing services to children and adults in the community, disability sector and hospital settings. She provides diagnosis and treatment for children with speech, language, stuttering and feeding issues as well as swallowing management for people after strokes, progressive diseases and neurological disorders.
- Speech Pathology
⇒ Lauren Miko
Lauren Miko is a Director of Smart Talk Therapy for Kids. Lauren provides speech pathology services at our Wembley practice and loves working in the school environment. Lauren is passionate about continuing to expand her knowledge and skills and loves consulting with other health and educational professionals.
- school-aged language, literacy and articulation
- speech pathology
⇒ Di Van der Walt
Di Van der Walt has a passion for helping all children to be able to communicate and to reach their full potential in reading and spelling. She believes that communication and literacy are basic human rights and every person has the right to a robust means of communication and good literacy instruction in order to achieve this. She is highly experienced pediatric speech pathologist perth.
- speech pathology for children with and without a disability
⇒ Bianca Chaney
Bianca Chaney loves seeing children communicate with success. She is a firm believer in early intervention and is passionate about providing evidence based speech therapy that is fun and effective. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honors. She is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia.
- literacy, speech and language support
- children with complex, developmental needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ ADHD)
⇒ Kate Brown
Kate Brown graduated from Curtin University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) with First Class Honours. She was awarded the Speech Pathology Australia award for the Most Outstanding Clinical Performance by a Final Year Student and was also awarded a position on the Vice Chancellor’s List for performing within the top 1% of all students at Curtin University. Kate is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist in Perth as recognised by Speech Pathology Australia.
- children and adolescents with a diverse range of speech, language and literacy difficulties
- early language development and speech sound disorders
⇒ Thea Peterson
Thea Peterson has more than 30 years experience as a Perth Speech Pathologist and has a special interest in the treatment of adults with voice problems and chronic cough. Thea has been in a Private Practice since 1984. She has also worked in several teaching hospitals in Perth and London. Her patients include TV and radio personalities, teachers, lawyers, doctors, business people, singers, fitness instructors, clergy and call centre operators.
- adults with voice problems and chronic cough
- Speech Pathology
⇒ Dr Maurice Matich
Dr Maurice Matich studied at Otago University, New Zealand between 1970-1986 where he graduated BSc(Biochem), MB ChB; Diploma Clinical Pathology and FRCPA. After a year working at Royal Perth Hospital, he worked in private pathology in Perth, Queensland and Bunbury Pathology. This was interspersed with two years as a locum dermatopathologist in the United Kingdom, and four years as lead breast pathologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.