Reid's Colposcopic Index (RCI) is a systematic, objective method of colposcopically grading the severity of premalignant cervical lesions. The index considers four colposcopic signs: lesion margin, color of acetowhitening, blood vessels, and iodine staining. The RCI can accurately predict the histologic grade of cervical disease, readily permitting differentiation between low-grade cervical disease and high-grade disease. Hence, use of the index helps direct the clinician to perform a biopsy of the most significant abnormal cervical lesions and enhances the formulation of the colposcopic impression.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Family Practice|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice