Colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a magnifying device. It is done when your pap smear shows abnormal cells to better evaluate for pre-cancerous lesions. Colposcopy has been available for decades and hasn’t advanced much over the years. But now there is Dysis.
Dysis is an addition to the old-fashioned colposcope. It is a computer mapping technology that more accurately identifies abnormal areas of the cervix. This helps your doctor select the most appropriate areas to biopsy and identify pre-cancerous lesions early when they are easier to treat. Clinical studies show when Dysis is used in addition to colposcopy, detection of pre-cancerous lesions increases by 31-60%. Dysis displays the cervical mapping results on a screen that your doctor will share with you. You will see the areas of concern and be able to follow any changes from one visit to the next. This gives you and your doctor a much greater understanding of exactly what is happening on your cervix and if it is getting better or worse.
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