JUL 21, 2016 05:22 AM PDT

Advanced Scanning for Cervical Cancer

2 2 111

There have been great strides in the fight against cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has lowered the number of cases dramatically, as has the increased use of pap smear testing and better technology for reading those tests. In the United Kingdom, cases of cervical cancer have dropped 44% since the 1970s. Still, the disease persists and any advance is welcome. At a hospital in Manchester England, a new scanner could be another weapon in the fight to help more women survive cervical cancer

The DySIS Map is a scanner that The DySIS Colposcope is a high resolution digital colposcope that uses proprietary software to generate a map of the aceto-whitening reaction of a smear test.The DySISmap is then overlaid on the live image of the cervix to help with the identification of the most relevant biopsy sites. The scanner is much more effective that traditional techniques that rely on a physician having to observe the cervix without any additional imaging.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
JUL 10, 2018
Videos
JUL 10, 2018
At Four Years Old, This Girl Takes Her First Steps
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological condition that is usually present at birth. It’s common in children born prematurely. For one little girl, Maya
JUL 18, 2018
Videos
JUL 18, 2018
Brain Differences in Men and Women
Men and women are different, of that there is no doubt. In neuroscience, there has been a lot of research into these differences, as they relate to treatin
JUL 19, 2018
Videos
JUL 19, 2018
The Transition to Multicellular Life May Have Been Simple
It may have been relatively easy for complex organisms to form from one-celled microbes, researchers suggest.
JUL 23, 2018
Space & Astronomy
JUL 23, 2018
Earth is Pretty Small Compared to Everything Else in Space
To you and I, the Earth might seem like a large place. But in astronomical terms, our planet is actually quite small. Comparatively, the gas giant planets
JUL 25, 2018
Videos
JUL 25, 2018
How Dangerous is a Lightning Strike to an Airplane?
Lightning frequently strikes airplanes as they fly through the clouds thousands of feet above the Earth’s surface, but is there any reason for airpla
AUG 14, 2018
Videos
AUG 14, 2018
Meditation and the Corporate World
During a busy work day it’s hard to find the time to shut it all down and take a break, but in some companies, meditation breaks are becoming a way f
Loading Comments...