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Capsule endoscopies will be trialled in England

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 11 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n692
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Miniature cameras contained in a capsule for patients to swallow are set to be trialled throughout England to check for colorectal cancer and other bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease.

The imaging technology, known as colon capsule endoscopy, takes two pictures a second as it passes through the body over about 5-8 hours and transmits the images to a data recorder worn on the patient’s waist. Patients can be …

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