colposcope


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colposcope

 [kol´po-skōp]
1. an instrument for examining the vulva, vagina, and cervix by means of a magnifying lens and a bright light, used to identify abnormal epithelium that warrants biopsy and to evaluate the cervix following a Pap smear.
2. vaginoscope. adj., adj colposcop´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

col·po·scope

(kol'pō-skōp),
Endoscopic instrument that magnifies cells of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

colposcope

(kŏl′pə-skōp′)
n.
An endoscopic instrument that allows direct observation of the epithelia of the vagina and cervix.

col′po·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
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col·po·scope

(kol'pŏ-skōp)
Endoscopic instrument that magnifies cells of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Colposcope

An instrument used for examination of the vagina and cervix. Part of the instrument includes a magnifying lens for better visualization.
Mentioned in: Vulvar Cancer
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Despite these drivers, factors such as high installation cost of this device and lack of skilled clinical users to operate colposcopes are likely to restrain the growth of the market.
Following these results, a further clinic appointment was arranged and the patient was reexamined with the DSI colposcope. The colposcopic images and DSI map from the first visit were reviewed prior to examination to provide a reference standard.
At a cut-off 5 for Swede score, stationary colposcope had a sensitivity of 73.5% and specificity of 58.5%.
The inserter is a tampon-sized tubular device designed as an alternative to a standard speculum, and is used with the Pocket Colposcope, a miniature pen-sized colposcope also developed by Duke University researchers and validated by physicians worldwide as providing image quality comparable to high-end, state-of-the-art digital colposcopes.
Optical biopsy of uterine cervix using a multispectral imaging colposcope.
A colposcope is like a large magnifying glass, which allows the doctor to look more closely at cell changes on the cervix.
Patients with a positive Pap smear undergo examination with a cervical colposcope. A gauze pad is soaked in a vinegar solution (2:1 vinegar to water), then wrapped around a swab and inserted through an anoscope.
A COLPOSCOPY is an examination with a colposcope (a magnifying instrument) used to look at the neck of your womb (cervix).
Colposcopic exam: an examination of the vagina using a specialized device called a colposcope.
A choice of three interchangeable V-mount lenses in 15-mm, 20-mm, and 25-mm focal lengths optimizes image size, while a C-mount adaptor for the camera head enables easy attachment to any standard colposcope or microscope.
Using a magnifying device called a colposcope, the doctor takes a small tissue sample (biopsy) from any areas that look suspicious.
Family physicians with a colposcope should be trained to develop their skills so that they can make an accurate diagnosis in the substantial percentage of patients who have questionable Papanicolaou (Pap) smears or questionable visual findings on pelvic examination.