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Endoscopy Pill VS Endoscope

ENDOSCOPY CAPSULE VS. ENDOSCOPE 1 inch 25 mm Antenna New method Original method pressurized syringe Optical dome O. Battery piezo valve Lens holder Illuminating LEDS Lens rigid laparoscope Battery Antenna flexible endoscope handle detail depth/focus knob Lens Lights About: The video capsule endoscopy (VCE) was approved in 2001and is fitted with a disposable mini video camera Lower/Upper endoscopy that can examine parts of the small intestine that a standard scopes can't reach and it helps doctors diagnose unexplained bleeding or other abnormalities With this technology, the patient swallows a miniature high-resolution camera that is propelled by peristalsis through the gastrointestinal tract. The video data is transmitted and stored in a recorder worn on a belt and is later downloaded to a computer for the doctor to study. Transmitter layer Side 2 Why use the pill: Coil antenna 1. Painless and non-invasive 2. No sedation required 3. Provides 3-D color images 4. 1.2 inches in in length and 0.4 inches in diameter 5. Capsule naturally secreted 6. Takes up to 50,000 photos 7. Disposable and wireless 8. No hospitalization required 9. Price of capsule: $450 Transmitter layer Side 1 Lens/tlluminatlon layor Imagor layor Switch layor TEW 27-MHz crystal GIT (foundry unknown) #20481 (custom) Transmittor/controller Plastic lens Photobit (Now Micron) #GILO P (custom) 256 x 256-pixel color CMOS Reod switch (2) Evercady #399 1.55-V/55-mA-hr silver oxide watch battery White LED Image sensor 9. Allows doctors to see: Stomach Colon Small intestine disorders Rectum Small intestines Photos taken from:

Endoscopy Pill VS Endoscope

shared by amannstouch on Jul 14
Technology has always been a great way to create medical enhancements. The endoscope pill is just one of the latest in creative technology that helps physicians get a job done with less discomfort to patients.


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