The Department of Pathology of KMCT Medical College provides excellence in teaching, clinical diagnostic services and research. Over the years, it has developed into a multidisciplinary department and offers comprehensive state-of-the-art services in Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematology and Blood Banking. The department has an experienced and dedicated faculty providing accurate and timely diagnostic services. The department also receives slides and tissue blocks for second opinion consultations.
The department receives 600 – 700 surgical pathology specimens monthly. The larger specimens received include whole organs which are removed during surgical operations, example: Hysterectomy, Colectomy, Mastectomy specimens. Medium sized biopsies like total thyroidectomy, excision biopsies and small-sized biopsies like bronchial and skin biopsies are also received. 250 cytopathology specimens are received monthly.
Recently, we have started immunohistochemistry services also. The Cytology services include FNAC, fluid and sputum cytology and Pap smear evaluation. A fully automated 24×7 air conditioned, Hematology and clinical pathology laboratory in the hospital wing is supervised by the department of pathology and receives a total of 40,000 blood samples and 45,000 clinical pathology specimens monthly. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are also performed and processed routinely. A fully functioning blood bank is available with facilities for component separation and modern screening facilities including HIV, HbsAg, HCV and syphilis. The blood bank also caters to peripheral hospitals.
The aim of the department is to expose the undergraduate MBBS students to the basic concepts about various human diseases both theoretically and practically. The students have regular lecture and practical hours along with symposiums. Journal clubs are presented by the department faculty. Clinicopathologic conferences involving other clinical specialities are also conducted. Faculty members actively participate in regional and national CME programmes conducted in other academic institutions. Presently, the department is actively involved in research in the following three topics – “The Histopathological spectrum of Papillary carcinoma, thyroid, a 3 year study”, “The spectrum of breast lesions and cytohistopathological correlation, a retrospective study” and “Cytohistopathological correlation of various thyroid lesions and evaluation of Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology, a 3 year study”. The Museum of Pathology department displays a total of 300 gross mounted specimens and is open from 9 am to 5 pm for the students. The Museum specimens are constantly updated with the addition of new specimens. In addition, 150 wet gross specimens are also available for study. In addition to the college library, the department library has a wide collection of reference books and standard textbooks. The other academic programmes conducted are for students of BDS, MDS, B.Sc MLT, B.Sc Perfusion technology, B. Physiotherapy and D.MLT courses. The department aims to increase the efficiency of subspeciality branches under pathology and also to become a collaborative research facility.
The department has two demonstration rooms with a seating capacity of 75 students each, fitted with strip chairs, overhead projector, television etc.
1. Histopathology / Cytopathology with preparation room to accommodate 90 students
2. Clinical pathology /Haematology with preparation room to accommodate 90 students
5. Balance room
6. Special room for high-speed centrifuge
7. Wash Rooms
Professor & HOD