This New Product Could Help Doctors Provide a Colonoscopy Alternative

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 2, 2015
References: qz & magazine.good.is
A medical company called 'Cap Check' is in the process of testing a new product that would allow doctors to offer their patients a high-tech colonoscopy alternative. The standard colonoscopy procedure is very invasive and involves the insertion of a camera into the body of the patient. Cap Check's new method would give doctors a less invasive way of screening their patients for colon cancer.

Cap Check's new method involved patients swallowing a high-tech pill that would travel through the individual's colon. The pill would be able to scan the interior of the organ and subsequently transmit this data to a high-tech dermal patch. Once the pill has been expelled from the patient's body, the doctor would be able to scan it and view a 3D model of the patient's colon. The device would thus function as an edible x-ray machine that would provide patients with the option of a noninvasive colonoscopy.