ColposcopySkills.com is an online skills development and assessment application designed for colposcopists of varying levels of experience and expertise. It includes an extensive library of real colposcopy cases, ranging from the normal cervix to invasive cancer.
Use the Colpo Viewer to perform the examination, apply acetic acid, use filters/contrast enhancement and apply biopsy markers. For each case you can see necessary patient background details and actual histology.
The Colpo Viewer is an interactive player which allows you to replicate a real colposcopic examination. It starts with the cervix in view and before acetic acid has been applied. You can trigger the acetowhitening and watch it develop over a sequence of images. Replay the image sequence, magnify and use green and contrast enhancement filters to study morphology (e.g. abnormal vessels or lesion margins) and complete your assessment. Indicate your colposcopic impression and add biopsy markers at areas of concern. Overlay the proprietary dynamic spectral imaging map (DYSISmap) on the cervical image and use it as an adjunct to your initial assessment. The DYSISmap quantifies the intensity and duration of the acetowhitening process, assigning a color from cyan blue to white. Areas of red, yellow and white are indicative of highest acetowhitening response.
Compare the areas you indicated for biopsy to actual biopsies taken at the time of examination and their histology outcomes, and indicate the appropriate management plan.
Expert Results & Scoring
Each case on Colposcopy Skills has been thoroughly reviewed by an expert colposcopist, providing clinical interpretation of the images and the morphology, suggestions on where to biopsy and commentary with respect to pathology, guidelines, literature, etc. After entering your suggested management plan, you can see all the selections of the expert, the suggested areas for biopsy and additional comments about that case.
Your findings and biopsy selections are compared to those of the expert that reviewed each case.
Case scores are calculated by comparing your biopsy area selections against actual CIN2+ biopsies and the areas suggested for biopsy by the expert, and also consider your colposcopic impression, the recognition of morphological features and management plan.
Cases on Colposcopy Skills have been reviewed, assessed and commented by:
Mark Spitzer, MD, FACOG
Medical Director, Center for Colposcopy - www.centerforcolposcopy.com
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
Past President, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)
Nancy R. Berman MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
Nurse Practitioner/Colposcopist, Michigan Healthcare Professionals, Farmington Hills, MI
Clinical Instructor, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Past Board Member at Large, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) 2010-2016
Mr. Simon Leeson
Consultant Gynaecologist and Oncologist
Ysbyty Gwynedd, North Wales, UK
Trustee, European Federation for Colposcopy
Mr. Jullien Brady B.Sc. MB.BS. FRCOG.
Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Colposcopy
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, UK
Professional Clinical Advisor for Colposcopy, Public Health England
Mr CWE Redman, MD, FRCS(Ed), FRCOG, MMedEd
Past President European Federation of Colposcopy
Flexible individual or group licenses are available. The access period is one year from activation and can be renewed on an annual basis. Colposcopy Skills includes 50 cases with each license and after original assessment, each case can be reviewed as many times as you would like during your license period.
The group licenses include an administrative user account that can add and manage users as well as monitor their progress.
Please register your interest and we will contact you with additional information.
General: Colposcopy Skills is meant to be used on personal computers (PC or Mac) with access to the internet through one of the browsers listed below. It is not recommended for use on tablets or mobile phones, as they do not support all functionality.
Screen: For best experience make sure that the vertical resolution of your screen resolution is at least 768 pixels.
Browser versions: Colposcopy Skills has been tested on the browsers below, and it should also function on newer versions. If you are having technical issues, please check your browser version to confirm it is listed below or is more recent, and update if needed.
- Firefox - 44.0
- Chrome - 56.0.2924
- Microsoft Edge (any version)
- Internet Explorer 11 (earlier versions not recommended)
- Safari 8