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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,...

2010-05-03 10:19:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirus Medical, Inc., a leading developer of diagnostic and therapeutic advancement systems for gastroenterology, announced at Digestive Disease Week 2010 that results from the first-ever prospective study comparing enteroscopy technologies show spiral enteroscopy (SE) to be more than three times faster, on average, than double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in examining the small intestine. Average total examination time was only 27 minutes when performed...

2010-02-02 06:30:00

Anti-Reflux Device Market Grows over 300% in 2009 VANCOUVER, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ - According to a new global report series by iData Research (www.idataresearch.net), the leading authority in medical device, dental and pharmaceutical market research, the U.S. market for gastrointestinal endoscopic devices is estimated to grow at double-digit rates, reaching over $1.8 billion by 2016. Some of the fastest growing market segments include the anti-reflux market, which is expected to triple in...

2009-10-26 23:17:43

Capsule endoscopy risk appears minimal in largest study to date A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that video capsule endoscopy (CE), a procedure that uses wireless technology in diagnosing intestinal disease, is safe for patients with heart devices. Wireless electrical gadgets, such as cell phones, have been shown to interfere with implanted heart devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators. This risk has led medical experts to speculate that capsule endoscopy could similarly cause heart...

2009-10-26 23:05:13

A study of patients with implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators or left ventricular assist devices found that performing capsule endoscopy in these patients is safe and that the devices in general do not interfere with images captured by the capsule. Capsule endoscopy is a diagnostic study of the small intestine by a miniature wireless camera swallowed by the patient. As the capsule travels through the digestive tract, images are transmitted to a recorder...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.