The wireless capsule: new light in the darkness.

  title={The wireless capsule: new light in the darkness.},
  author={Annette Fritscher-Ravens and Christopher P Swain},
  journal={Digestive diseases},
  volume={20 2},
The development of wireless capsule endoscopy offers the potential to examine the whole small intestine, with its 5-meter length, and has the advantage of being painless. Using a miniature CMOS camera and a short focal length lens, images are obtained, as the optical window of the capsule sweeps past the gut wall, without requiring air inflation of the gut lumen. The capsule endoscope is propelled by peristalsis through the gastrointestinal tract. The video images are transmitted using… CONTINUE READING
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