The Department of Pathology determines final diagnoses quickly and accurately through the histopathologic examination of all tissues, body fluids, and cells obtained from patients for diagnoses of diseases, thereby helping patient care.

Major areas of treatment

1. Surgical pathology

We receive all surgical specimens and small specimens from endoscopy, etc., identify lesions through visual examinations, make glass slides with the lesions, and observe them using microscopes to diagnose patients’ diseases.

2. Cytopathology

We makes glass slides with cells collected from lumps formed in the thyroid or breast using syringes to diagnose diseases through microscopic examinations.

3. Special pathology

  • Immunohistochemical staining: This is an examination method used to classify the kinds and origins of cancer cells in neoplastic diseases, judge patients’ prognoses, and determine treatment protocols.
  • Immunofluorescence: This is used to examine whether immune complexes have been deposited in renal and skin diseases in order to utilize the results for disease diagnosis and also used for the test method to determine treatment protocols for breast cancer (Herceptin).
  • Molecular pathological examination: This is used to analyze DNA information obtained from patients’ cells or tissues to examine whether there is any abnormality in genes and whether any abnormal protein expressed.
  • Electron microscopy: This is an examination method used to observe intracellular microstructures that cannot be observed through optical microscopes and utilize the results for diagnoses.