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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Check-Cap for Pioneering a Non-invasive, Prep-Free Wireless Capsule Endoscope
Date:11/11/2013

uverability. To combine the best of both wireless and traditional endoscopes, Check-Cap uses X-ray Radar technology, which emits X-rays through the device's surface in all directions. The X-ray data that is backscattered and captured by the capsule detectors, is then converted, post-procedure, to 3D images of the colon's internal surfaces. X-rays, unlike light rays, can pass through solid content and tissues. This feature allows physicians to perform the procedure without an uncomfortable and prolonged colon cleansing procedure and detect polyps that are not visible to other capsule endoscopes.

Check-Cap is currently undergoing clinical trials in Europe and is planning to submit the request to initiate an efficacy study in North America late next year. Like other routine radiographic diagnosis of the gastrointestinal tract, Check-Cap requires a barium-swallow pre-procedure to help differentiate the colon structure from the content.

The X-Radar technology also maximizes the critical diagnostic time available to the physician, while the 3D reconstruction of the colon facilitates accurate diagnosis. Check-Cap not only eliminates the redundancy caused by multiple cameras, but also ensures that there is little or no chance of images being left out or not captured through insufficient coverage.

"Check-Cap estimates a review time of 7 to 10 minutes to be sufficient for physicians to identify clinically significant polyps and prescribe a follow-up accordingly," noted Rajan. "X-ray Radar technology not only differentiates the Check-Cap product from its competitors, but is also designed to match classical colonoscopy in its clinical accuracy."

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