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Ingestible Capsule may Help Detect Colorectal Cancer

by Kathy Jones on February 6, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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 Ingestible Capsule may Help Detect Colorectal Cancer

An Israeli company has developed a new ingestible capsule that travels through the bowels of patients and detect whether the patient is suffering from colorectal cancer.

Check-Cap has received financial backing from GE Healthcare, which has invested over $250 million as part of its healthy imagination fund to be used in investing in promising healthcare technology companies.

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The device travels through the patients' bowels, capturing high resolution 3D images with the help of a low energy X-ray-based technology.

The images are then transferred to a wrist-worn data receiver while the patient can carry on with their routine work. The device then leaves the body in the "natural" way.



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