What is the videocolposcopy

Videocolposcopy performed by the method of combining traditional (standard) colposcopy with digital processing capability of the image. Special medical optical instrument, called a colposcope, is attached, by means of a special adapter, the camera having a sufficiently high resolution. Then the resulting image is in the process of digitization and, if necessary, is stored on the hard disk of the computer.

During the procedure of videocolposcopy on a large monitor over the conduct of the study can be observed simultaneously to several doctors. This is very important if you encounter a questionable situation and the need to adopt common solutions. All data thus obtained, if necessary, can be accompanied by a review specialist or the attending physician.

Assessment of the cervix by means of videocolposcopy

This procedure makes it possible to more reliably describe the status of the cervix in the dynamics (after the necessary treatment) and to assess the completeness and quality of General surgical intervention after any disease. Also, if there are any lesions of pathological processes, video colposcope device allows you to select the most successful frame to significantly increase its size, if necessary, change the contrast and brightness of the image. This procedure involves the use of various filters to get the best imaging with the possibility of subsequent printing.

The objectives of videocolposcopy are: assessment of the walls of the vagina and the cervical epithelium, identifying all existing affected areas, and conducting differentiated the differences between benign lesions and malignant nature of the disease. This procedure allows for the sighting of the material necessary for carrying out histological and cytological studies as well as archiving the process of colposcopy.

Videocolposcopy used in the study of various diseases of the vagina and cervix. Through this procedure, you can see erosion of the cervix and other cervical disease (leukoplakia, dysplasia, erythroplakia), the method identifies a polyp of the cervical channel, endocervicoses and chronic endocervicitis, endometriosis, papillomas of the vagina and cervix, as well as various forms of cancer of the cervix.