Towards wireless capsule endoscopic ultrasound (WCEU)

  title={Towards wireless capsule endoscopic ultrasound (WCEU)},
  author={John Hwa Lee and Giovanni Traverso and Carl M Schoellhammer and Daniel Blankschtein and Robert S Langer and Kai E. Thomenius and Duane S. Boning and Brian W. Anthony},
  journal={2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium},
Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) has revolutionized the capacity for evaluation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Although WCE provides high quality images of the GI tract, evaluation is limited to the mucosal surface. This work investigates feasibility and design considerations for wireless capsule endoscopic ultrasound (WCEU) that combines the benefits of WCE and ultrasound imaging. This work has two goals: (1) evaluate transducer designs appropriate for WCEU and (2) investigate whether… CONTINUE READING