Information of the Test for Patients
What is this test?
The Smart Scope®
test is a simple 5-minute non-invasive test to detect cervical infections and other abnormalities using a handheld imaging device and AI-enabled image analyzing software. It is a modern way to examine the mouth of the uterus - known as the cervix - in women in the age group of 30 to 65 years.
Why is it needed?
This is a preventive test that will help detect high-risk infections, precancerous cellular changes, and cervical cancer early and thereby facilitating timely treatment and avoiding painful, invasive, and expensive treatments.
What if the test is positive?
If the test indicates an abnormality, your doctor can counsel you in the same visit about the possible ways in which it can be treated. Some infections can be treated with antibiotics, just a course of oral or topical medication. Some cellular changes due to an HPV infection may be followed up as per the severity. Pre-cancerous changes can be treated using various methods such as cryotherapy, LEEP, or thermo-coagulation. Most of these treatments short and less expensive. Timely identification is a good thing.