SCAN magazine

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SCAN is the BAC magazine, intended for anyone with a role in or an interest in cytology. It is published twice yearly. SCAN is free to all members of the BAC as a paper copy, but electronic copies are available to members by logging into the member’s area, and looking under the Resources page, under Document Library. We are always on the look out for interesting and informative articles or educational material from members. If you have any thoughts or material please email the BAC at

Scan Volume 32:1 July 2021

Ten Year Anniversary Special

Origins of the BAC logo

Recollections of Training in Kuwait

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Scan Volume 31: 1st October 2020

Introducing a new test for COVID-19 into the cytology laboratory

Working from home experiences

Providing a ROSE service for EBUS

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Scan Volume 31:1 April 2020

Paris, Milan, Yokohama…A World Tour of Recently Published Reporting Systems in Cytopathology: Part 3

Primary HPV laboratory meeting report

Q & A Session with Allan Wilson, new President of the IBMS, longstanding BAC Executive member and lifelong cytologist

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Scan Volume 30:2 1st October 2019

Paris, Milan, Yokohama...A World Tour of Reporting Systems in Cytopathology

Cervical Screening in New Zealand

Updates from ECC 2019 and the ICC in Sydney

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Scan Volume 30:1st April 2019

Jo's Trust


Paris, Milan, Yokahoma

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Scan Volume 29:2 October 2018

Report from 41st European Congress of Cytology

Cervical Screening in the Republic of Moldova

Future roles in Cytology

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Scan Volume 29:1 April 2018

Report from the ASM 2017

Education & Training in the CSP

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Scan Volume 28:1 April 2017

The move to primary screening - a British Isles update

ECC 2016 reports

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Scan Volume 27:2 September 2016

Role of Bomedical Scientists within the provision of a non-gynaecological cytology service

"Sleepless in Seattle"

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Scan Volume 27: 1st April 2016

An investigation of the anticancer properties of thymoquinone using cultured cervical cancer cells

BAC ASM 2015 - report from Liverpool

HPV in the NHC Cervical Screening Programme - response to the PHE screening consultation

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Scan Volume 26:2 October 2015

Articles include

Time for a few home truths? A personal viewpoint from Nick Dudding, Consultant Biomedical Scientist
Back to basics: non-gynaecological cytology from Beverley Crossley, Consultant Biomedical Scientist

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Scan Volume 26:1 April 2015

Articles include:

BAC annual scientific meeting 2015 report from Helen Burrell BAC Executive member
Flaws in the design of diagnostic accuracy studies in cytopathology from Andrew Evered

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Scan Volume 25:2 October 2014

Articles include:

15th World Congress for Cervical Pathology & Colposcopy from Kay Ellis, BAC Executive member
Cervical Cancer Screening in Denmark, use of HPV technology and the near future from Dr Jesper Bonde

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Scan Volume 25: 1st April 2014

Can HPV Primary Screening reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality?

Update on Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) 

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Scan Volume 24:2 October 2013

Articles include:

HPV primary screening: where are we now? from Dr Karin Denton
Non-Gynaecological Technical EQA Update from Dr Paul Cross
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Scan Volume 23:2 October 2012

Articles include:

An update from Scotland on the role of HPV testing from Allan Wilson
HPV — The Global Battle, Rome 2012 from Dr Louise Smart
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Scan Volume 23:1 April 2012

Articles include:

Cervical Screening & Colposcopy Services in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia from Dr Julia Palmer
Can a cup of Rosie Lee help prevent cervical cancer? from Andrew Evered

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