Portable colposcopes will expand cancer screening coverage for women and increase the chances of early detection of the disease. They will equip FAP and teams of visiting doctors. Portable digital colposcopes are widely used abroad, but they still have no analogues in Russia.
“Cervical cancer is a common disease characterized by high mortality,” said Anna Kazakova, head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Institute of Pediatrics at Samara State Medical University. – At the same time, it is rarely detected at the stage of precancerous changes, when it is still possible to prevent the development of oncology.
Even this happens due to insufficient diagnosis. The portable colposcope, according to the developers, has a 32x optical zoom: it provides clear viewing, high-quality image capture with a reliable light source, and a magnifying lens to improve visualization of the cervix. With the help of a colposcope, it will also be possible to track the dynamics of changes in the health picture of a woman. It will provide for the collection and secure storage of patient data. That is, the device will save the doctor time, since there will be no need to save paper cards. In addition, in the digital colposcope, the developers will provide the possibility of integration with the Unified System of Medical Information and Analysis.
– The built-in function of data collection, storage and transmission using telemedicine services for remote consultation will provide an opportunity to obtain a second opinion, optimize the routing of a patient with pathologies and increase the efficiency of detection, – said the rector of the University Samara State Medicine Alexander Kolsanov. – The digital colposcope can also be used to document the results of a forensic examination. We plan to include the device with our Health Check-Up telemedicine kit. This will allow for broader coverage of cancer screening with the use of personal medical assistants. And in the future – to reduce mortality from cervical cancer.