Cervical Cancer Screening

Our cervical cytology machine learning algorithm looks for precancerous and cancerous cells as well as other diagnostically important organisms in pap smears. Our software then presents suspicious images to the cytotech for review.

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Challenge & Solution
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Challenge & Solution

Using current methods, a cytotech is expected to use a microscope to review, on average, 40,000 to 50,000 cells per slide. In contrast, our software presents the 200 most clinically relevant images to the cytotech for review. This review process is completed on a computer monitor rather than a microscope.

Our software can help laboratories perform cervical cytology tests with increased accuracy and efficiency while also reducing costs.

The Cervical Cytology System is CE marked in the EU. The algorithm is for research use only and not for diagnostic use in the US. The performance has not been validated in the US.

A recent hospital study yielded the following results:

Decoration Icon check Reviewed 297 negative SurePath slides (signed out as NILM)
Decoration Icon check 17 false negatives were identified (5.7%) in less than a minute per slide
Decoration Icon check Sensitivity 100%, Specificity 98%
How it Works
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How it works

Our Cervical Cytology (PAP) software screens and evaluates SurePath and ThinPrep slides, scanned on the Hamamatsu, 3DHistech, or Motic Scanners.

The results are then presented to a trained cytotech for review. When an atypical cell is identified, the slide is manually reviewed using a microscope. 

At this time, due to their unpredictable nature, conventional manually-prepared pap smears are not supported. The Techcyte Cervical Cytology (Papanicolaou) Test is not yet FDA approved for clinical use.



The test categorizes cells and organisms that have been defined in the 2014 Bethesda System, which include:

  • Trichomonas Vaginalis
  • Candida
  • Clue Cells
  • Actinomyces Spp.
  • Herpes Simplex

  • Atrophy
  • Reactive
  • Radiation
  • Endometrial

  • ASC-US
  • ASC-H
  • LSIL
  • HSIL
  • Carcinoma

  • Atypical Glandular – NOS
  • Typical Endocervical Cell
  • Atypical Glandular – Favor Neoplastic
  • Endocervical Adenocarcinoma In Situ
  • Adenocarcinoma (endocervical, endometrial, extrauterine, NOS)

  • Neutrophil Cell
  • Erythrocyte
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Our algorithm increases accuracy and efficiency when confirming proposed atypical cells. Additionally, we directly address the growing shortage of qualified cytotechs by offering a remote working environment, and make this historically negative contribution margin test profitable.

The Cervical Cytology System is CE marked in the EU. It is for research use only in the US and its performance has not been validated.

Decoration Icon check Eliminates the need for specialized imaging or robotic microscopes, with better ergonomics (monitor vs. scope)
Decoration Icon check Our ecosystem makes more effective use of lab space by eliminating cable connections from imaging to robotic microscopes
Decoration Icon check Our open API allows for easy integration to LIS
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