Latest Capsule endoscopy Stories

Pill Lets Your Doctor See Inside Your Body
2012-01-11 04:26:53

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital successfully test tiny precision-controlled device that patients swallow like a pill Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have successfully tested a controllable endoscopic capsule, inspired by science fiction, that has the ability to "swim" through the body and could provide clinicians with unprecedented control when photographing the inside of the human body. The capsule is designed to be swallowed like a pill and can be...

2012-01-10 12:45:00

Anti-reflux procedure growth, double-balloon endoscope sales to fuel market growth through 2018 according to a report by iData Research. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 According to a new report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S.. gastrointestinal endoscopic device market was valued at almost $1.9 billion in 2011. Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is one of the most widely performed medical...

2011-12-15 16:44:18

TAU researcher develops capsule endoscope controlled by MRI to investigate digestive system Endoscopes – small cameras or optic fibers that are usually attached to flexible tubing designed to investigate the interior of the body – can be dangerously invasive. Procedures often require sedative medications and some recovery time. Now a researcher at Tel Aviv University is developing a "capsule endoscope" that can move through the digestive tract to detect problems independent of...

2011-01-18 19:10:38

Feasibility study shows that a magnetic maneuverable capsule is safe and well-tolerated in the stomach of healthy volunteers A study from researchers in Germany showed that magnetic maneuvering of a modified capsule endoscope in the stomach of healthy volunteers under clinical conditions is safe, well-tolerated, and technically feasible. Maneuverability of the capsule within the stomach was excellent and visualization of the gastric mucosa, the inner lining of the stomach, was satisfactory in...

2010-10-18 16:37:04

At the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas, several studies of the effectiveness of non"X"ray techniques to evaluate Crohn's disease revealed that diagnostic strategies such as capsule endoscopy (CE) and magnetic resonance enteroscopy (MRE) are useful in managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and avoiding ionizing radiation. IBD Patients Exposed to Significant Ionizing Radiation...

2010-10-15 13:46:00

STOUGHTON, Mass., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirus Medical, Inc. (www.spirusmed.com), a leading developer of diagnostic and therapeutic advancement systems for gastroenterology announces a series of pan-endoscopies in an average time of 60 minutes, using a flexible endoscope with an integral drive to power a single use spiral component. The initial clinical series, which was conducted outside the U.S., showed unparalleled ability to navigate the intestinal tract. In the clinical studies,...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.