By Rena Marie PacellaPosted 12.15.2009 at 10:56 am 1 Comment
Three minutes. That’s how long it will take your doctor to use the world’s smallest ultrasound device to find out if your chest pain is caused by fluid buildup around your heart—an early sign of congestive heart failure—or if it’s just last night’s chicken vindaloo.
Olympus unveils the first camera in a pill to diagnose and treat disease as it navigates the gut
By Rena Marie PacellaPosted 07.20.2005 at 4:00 pm 0 Comments
Today the best tool for spotting trouble lurking in the small intestine is the so-called camera pill. Swallow the capsule, which is about the size of a big jellybean, and it slips passively through the gastrointestinal tract, snapping pictures at random along the way.