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col·po·scope

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

[Greek kolpos, vagina, womb + -scope.]

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

(ˈkɒlpəˌskəʊp)
n
(Medicine) an instrument for examining the uterine cervix, esp for early signs of cancer
[C20: from colpo- + -scope]
colposcopy n
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col•po•scope

(ˈkɒl pəˌskoʊp)

n.
a magnifying instrument used for examining the vagina and cervix, esp. to detect cancer cells.
[1935–40; < Greek kólp(os) womb, vagina + -o- + -scope]
col`po•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
col•pos′co•py (-ˈpɒs kə pi) n., pl. -pies.
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Translations
colposcope

col·po·scope

n. colposcopio, instrumento que se usa para examinar visualmente la vagina y el cuello uterino.
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A colposcope is basically a surgical instrument similar to an electric microscope with a source of light that allows gynecologists to examine the vagina and cervix more clearly and under proper magnification.
Now tech firm MobileODT has designed a battery-powered, hand-held colposcope, called the EVA System, which can take high-quality images of the cervix to make screening easier.
According to the CEO Alastair Atkinson, the investment funds will be used by the company to continue expansion in the US, UK and other key territories, as well as in advancing strategic R&D programmes in the DYSIS colposcope, which uses patented optical and software techniques to scan a patient's cervix, quantify the results and present them to a clinician in the form of an intuitive colour-coded map (DYSISmap).
The Dynamic Spectral Imaging (DSI) colposcope (DYSIS by DYSIS Medical Ltd, Edinburgh, UK) is a digital video colposcope that integrates the adjunctive DSI cervical mapping with standard colposcopy.
Nessa et al (14) evaluated cervical lesions in women with abnormal VIA findings using Swede score by Gynocular and colposcope. The cut-off value of 5 and greater for Swede score by the colposcope had a sensitivity of 83.3% (95% CI, 65.3%-94.7%) and specificity of 24.2% (95% CI, 17.9%-31.5%)
The hospital is now equipped with modern and state-of-the art medical facilities, such as 4D ultrasound, colposcope with LEEP, ECG machines, computerized radiography and digital flouroscopy system and 64-Slice Computerized Tomography Scanner (CT scan).
A novel vaginal inserter currently in development at Duke University for use with a miniature colposcope proved feasible for comfortable, speculum-free cervical image capture in a recent study.
Equipment to be purchased include the Cyclotron and PET CT-Scan, Linac CT-Stimulator, CT-Scan, MRI, hemodialysis, cryotherapy and colposcope are part of the DOH's Health Facilities Enhancement Program, according to a statement by DBM.
Now the question arises that this machine is what and how it works in simple language colposcopy is the examination of the cervix with a microscope called colposcope. Colposcope is recommended for examining the cervix when there is an abnormal smear or the presence of a persistent "hpv" infection.
Performing random biopsies takes us back to the days before we had the colposcope. I was there, and I'm not proud of how we handled abnormal Pap results.
The first, a $5,560 grant, will cover equipment and training costs for a new colposcope for the Skagit County Children's Advocacy Center in Mount Vernon, which is coordinated by Brigid Collins.