Capsule Endoscopy

A new and highly advanced test, capsule endoscopy uses a miniature capsule containing a video camera that is swallowed by the patient to record images of the digestive tract. This test is ideal for visualizing the small intestine, which is not easily reached by an endoscope or colonscope. Because the capsule travels the entire length of the digestive system, it takes longer than other tests such as colonoscopy or traditional endoscopy.

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