Navigation Links
New Camera Pill To Diagnose Stomach Problems

A new camera pill has been implemented by the West Virginia University (WVU) Hospitals in US, which will allow doctors to diagnose all the problems that affect small intestine if not the whole stomach accurately. //

Under this technology, the patient swallows a small camera that is encapsulated in a pill the size of a large vitamin. This camera then takes about 50,000 pictures as it travels through the small intestine, reported the online edition of The Daily Athenaeum.

The patient wears a belt that carries a battery pack and a receiver that records the pictures.

"The patient comes in, swallows the thing and then comes back eight hours later, and we look at the record," Uma Sundaram, chief of digestive diseases at WVU, said.

This technology allows for a more non-invasive way for doctors to look inside the small intestine and diagnose disorders that are difficult to detect using endoscope procedures, it said.

This procedure gives doctors high-definition pictures that can indicate bleeding, ulcers and other diseases that may not be otherwise seen through the endoscope.

Endoscope procedures are limited to an eight-foot portion of the small intestine. However, the camera can travel completely through the entire 21 feet of the intestines and take pictures.

This technology is still advancing, and Sundaram says he hopes to see a pill that can take biopsies and treat conditions as it passes through the intestine. Also, a pill that can detect problems in the colon and stomach is being researched.

Another report said the camera melts inside and the residues pass out with stool.

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Camera gives hope for detection of breast cancer
2. Yet Another Use For Cell Phone Cameras
3. A New Gamma Camera Technique for the Detection of Small Breast Tumors
4. Breast Cancer Diagnosed Late In Men
5. Imaging Modality That Might Help Diagnose Depression
6. Eye Diseases Diagnosed Through Genetical Testing
7. Palmist Claims to Diagnose Ailments Looking At Your Palm
8. One In Nine Young Women Diagnosed With Chlamydia Infection
9. More Breast cancer Cases Diagnosed In The UK
10. 37 times unlucky – Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Takes the Life of a 31 year old fathe
11. Experienced Physicians Diagnose Heart Disease’s Earlie
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... As recently as 2015, rhinoplasty was ... American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Some patients want to make a change in the ... and improve their breathing ability. The team at usrhinoplasty.org is expanding its ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Ray Insurance Agencies, a Dallas area firm ... County, is embarking on a six month charity event aimed at raising local support ... Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in America; more than 7.5 million people ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... and conference coverage in veterinary medicine, will be launching its first bi-monthly issue ... health and medicine, business and practice management, and One Health. , In ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Each February ... History Month (officially African American History Month ). This month-long ... of a diverse race of people, but also the opportunity to examine the ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... world with over 50,000 participants. The connected care demonstration spanned multiple health ... the National Coordinator, roughly 30% of providers have no Health Information Exchange outside ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... Feb. 21, 2017 Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... that the company will release its fourth quarter and ... on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The press release will ... ET, which will be open to the public via ... will review its financial results and provide a business ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Feb. 21, 2017 ... a new imaging solution that connects Lexmark multifunction printers ... of the world,s leading scanning and indexing software solutions ... enables hospitals to use a Lexmark MFP at the ... Solarity workflow, helping facilities reach HIMSS Stage 7 ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... , Feb. 21, 2017 EMS ... mobile and web based platforms with focus on ... announce the signing of a worldwide, on-revocable and ... a full-service medical transportation company serving healthcare organizations ... . EpicMD,s platform eliminates ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: