The PillCam COLON capsule-A promising new tool for the detection of colonic pathologies

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Abstract

Population-based screening for colorectal cancer is widely recommended, with conventional colonos-copy considered the preferred modality. However, compliance with screening colonoscopy is low, and manpower capacity for performing the procedure is limited. Therefore, the PillCam COLON capsule endoscope was developed as a new, minimally invasive diagnostic tool that may be a more acceptable alternative strategy. This article reviews the results of feasibility studies comparing PillCam COLON capsule endoscopy with conventional colonoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Colorectal Cancer Reports
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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