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This Tiny Pill With a High-Tech Camera Performs Colon Exam Without the Discomfort

This Tiny Pill With a High-Tech Camera Performs Colon Exam Without the Discomfort

Medtronic’s PillCam Colon 2 is a high-tech camera-capsule and endoscopy solution that provides clear images of the colon that assists in the detection of polyps with a noninvasive and patient-friendly device. This “colon exam in a capsule” can be used in place of traditional colonoscopy.

This pill was designed with impressive features, such as adaptive frame rate technology, which optimizes tissue coverage and gives a well-rounded and effective exam. It also has advanced optics supported by three lenses and an extra-wide angle of view that allows for maximum tissue coverage.



The capsule also transmits images to a recorder, which is located on a special belt worn by the patient – this ensures reliable, accurate data collection. All of these features have proven accuracy for detecting colon polyps. This could be a better option for patients who have received an incomplete colonoscopy, have a condition that doesn’t allow for a colonoscopy, or is unwilling to undergo a traditional colonoscopy.

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