About Us


The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology describes a uniform international approach for classifying and reporting salivary gland FNA samples. The new reporting system is evidence-based using data from the literature as well as upon the experience of a multi-disciplinary group of leading experts involved in the field of salivary gland cytopathology. Each diagnostic category of this novel salivary gland reporting system includes detailed descriptions of the cytologic criteria as well as a comprehensive set of photomicrographs demonstrating all of the key microscopic features along with annotated descriptions for each image.

The Atlas

The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology combines the high-quality images of an atlas with a logical approach described in concise text-form and in line-drawing algorithms. It presents for the first time, an international cytologic reporting system for salivary gland lesions designed and endorsed by a panel of experts in the field.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by the American Society of Cytopathology and the International Academy of Cytology
  • Over 40 participants from 15 countries
  • Our goal is to produce a practical classification system that is user-friendly and internationally accepted.
  • The system is evidence-based.
  • Correlates with a management algorithm.
  • Print Atlas available in January 2018
  • Web-Based Atlas available through the ASC
  • Thank you

    Thank you to the American Society of Cytopathology, the International Academy of Cytology, and the many contributors who have worked to make the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology possible.