cytoscopy

cytoscopy

(sī-tŏs′kō-pē) [″ + skopein, to examine]
Microscopic examination of cells for diagnostic purposes.
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The data published by the NHS's Information Services Division (ISD) referred to eight tests: upper endoscopy; lower endoscopy; colonoscopy; cytoscopy; CT scans, MRI scans, barium studies and non-obstetric ultrasound.
Current diagnostic strategies are based on cytoscopy and urine cytology, but these methods have high interobserver imprecision and low reproducibility.
The book is illustrated throughout with color charts, graphs, diagrams, cytoscopy images and ultrasound imagery, both gray-scale and color-enhanced.
Other endoscopic procedures and their targets include: bronchoscopy (trachea); colonoscopy (colon and large intestine); laryngoscopy (larynx); proctoscopy (rectum and lower colon); otoscopy (ear canal); cytoscopy (bladder and urinary tract); and gastroscopy (upper gastrointestinal tract).
Procedures formerly done on inpatients, such as cataract removal and cytoscopy, became office procedures.
Milan Smolko, who performed a cytoscopy and visualized a urethral "stricture," which he proceeded to dilate with surgical instruments so that a larger #18 French Foley catheter could be inserted into the patient's bladder to catheterize him.
The most important test to confirm IC is cytoscopy - when inflammation, pinpoint bleeding of the bladder wall and even ulcers are seen in 90 per cent of patients.
In many cases, the cytoscopy revealed significant bladder wall glomerulation.
Diagnostic tests include blood specimen; urinalysis; intravenous pyelogram (IVP), which is injecting into a vein a dye that shows up on x-rays; and cytoscopy, in which a urologist looks inside the bladder and urethra through a lighted catheter.