colposcope


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to colposcope: hysteroscopy

colposcope

[′käl·pə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An instrument for the visual examination of the vagina and cervix; a vaginal speculum.
References in periodicals archive ?
A device such as the integrated inserter and colposcope could potentially be purchased over the counter at a local pharmacy and used for "self-checkups," or used in clinics to facilitate a more comfortable, patient-friendly approach to exams here in the United States, she said in an interview.
Except this machine there are many products that are effective for women eg; hysteromat, digital video colposcope, office hysteroscopy, Wireless Fetal Monitor, fetal monitor etc.
s DySIS Colposcope has been recognised as an approved advanced technology by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP) in the latest UK National Colposcopy Guidelines, the company said on Monday.
Abnormal cells inside the cervical canal can't be detected with a colposcope.
More myths: A colposcope is needed to detect sexual abuse, and some girls are born without hymens.
Cervical cancer screening typically involves a Pap test and a colposcopy (a procedure which uses an instrument called a colposcope to illuminate and magnify the cervix, vagina, and vulva).
It can be performed with a colposcope or a magnifying glass.
Young children may become frightened at the sight of the colposcope, so it's best to explain that it's not hot and that it won't touch them.
This detection center, which is composed of 6 consulting rooms (3 for breast cancer and 3 others for cervical cancer), an operating room equipped with a colposcope and an observation room, is able to take medical care of up to 8,000 women annually.
Around 300,000 UK women have abnormal smears every year, and they will usually be recalled for a colposcopy, where a doctor uses a colposcope to magnify the cervix to see if further treatment is needed.
The colposcope is a special microscope, and I use it to examine the cervix.