Pillcam is a capsule of the size of a fish oil pill with a tiny camera. It allows more people to undergo cancer investigations quickly and safely without being hospitalized.
You can swallow it at home to check for signs of cancer and other conditions like Crohn’s disease. The camera takes 2 photos of the bowel per second as it passes through. These full images of your bowel are then sent to a data recorder in a shoulder bag. The capsule remains in your body for about 5-8 hours and is removed during bowel movements. The whole procedure is absolutely painless, non-invasive and allows more people to get cancer tests quickly and safely.
National Health Service of Engeland has recently started a trial in 11.000 patients at 40 different sites across England and is excited about this alternative high-tech opportunity that can potentially help to save people’s life’s.
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