Reid's Colposcopic Index

Daron Gale Ferris, M. D. Greenberg

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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