1. A Micro Pill Camera Captures Images in Cancer Screening

    A Micro Pill Camera Captures Images in Cancer Screening

    Getting histologic images of the esophagus and other parts of the digestive tract may soon be as easy as getting patients to swallow pill-sized cameras. Called tethered capsule endomicroscopy (TCE), the technology can take multiple microscope images and it shows promise for diagnosing and monitoring Barrett's esophagus. The cameras allow for getting real-time histological images of tissue without requiring anesthesia or endoscopy in what some researchers are referring to as optical or digital tissue biopsy. TCE cameras were initially developed at The Tearney Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and prototypes of several versions are under development. TCE is also ...

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