1. Capsule Endomicroscopy for Visualization of the Small Intestine in EED Population in Pakistan

    Capsule Endomicroscopy for Visualization of the Small Intestine in EED Population in Pakistan

    The laboratory has developed a minimally invasive screening method known as tethered capsule endomicroscopy (TCE) for imaging intestinal mucosa. With TCE, an unsedated subject swallows a tethered pill, which captures microscopic images of the entire esophagus, stomach, and small intestine, as it is naturally transits these organs via peristalsis and under the influence of gravity. The capsule implements a microscopic imaging technology called optical coherence tomography (OCT) that obtains 10-µm-resolution cross-sectional images of tissue. The procedure is brief, well tolerated, and can be much less expensive than endoscopy. The Investigators have implemented TCE for imaging the upper gastrointestinal tract ...

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