Magnetic pill tracking: a novel non-invasive tool for investigation of human digestive motility.

@article{Stathopoulos2005MagneticPT,
  title={Magnetic pill tracking: a novel non-invasive tool for investigation of human digestive motility.},
  author={Euletheris Stathopoulos and Vincent Schlageter and Blaise Julien Meyrat and Yves de Ribaupierre and Pavel Kucera},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={148-54}
}
A new minimally invasive technique allowing for anatomical mapping and motility studies along the entire human digestive system is presented. The technique is based on continuous tracking of a small magnet progressing through the digestive tract. The coordinates of the magnet are calculated from signals recorded by 16 magnetic field sensors located over the abdomen. The magnet position, orientation and trajectory are displayed in real time. Ten young healthy volunteers were followed during 34 h… CONTINUE READING

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