More personal and friendly to review the large intestine the new method approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , from the United States.
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Undoubtedly one of the exams that until now was more unpleasant and feared by patients, now will have a new and discreet way to perform. All thanks to the ingestible camera Given Imaging , the PillCam Colon, which allows to locate polyps and other early signs of colon cancer , without the direct intervention of doctors.
The technology , created by an Israeli company, is based on a camera in the form of a capsule powered by batteries, which after being ingested progresses slowly through the intestinal tract for eight hours, taking pictures at high speed. The attachment sends the images taken to a device placed in the patient's waist, where they are recorded and stored for later review by the doctor.
The system has a surprisingly original starting point in terms of health, because it is part of a missile system for war. The new one technology It comes in support of patients with problems with traditional procedures, considered by many difficult and shameful.
The procedure. With a tiny camera placed on the tip of a flexible hose one meter long, which the doctor follows live and directly in consultation.
The colonoscopy with the new method will benefit, in the US alone, some 750,000 patients who have difficulties with traditional procedures, due to anatomical issues, previous surgeries or other ailments of the colon .
According to the analyst of health issues of the Morning Star , Debbie Wang , the new pill-camera could generate sales of more than $ 60 million in North America by 2019, as technology improves.
Finally, managers of the FDA point to PillCam Colon and his Given Imaging, as a new and excellent tool, one more, in the gastrointestinal specialist's first aid kit.