A swallowed capsule equipped with a video camera didn’t find as many polyps as conventional colonoscopy and missed 5 of 19 cancers. Sensitivity improved with a well-cleaned colon.
Doctors in Europe examined 328 patients who either had colon disease or were suspected of having it with both a capsule colonoscopy and traditional optical colonoscopy. The capsule contained tiny video cameras at both ends that transmitted images wirelessly from the upper GI tract and the colon. Read the rest of this entry »