capsule endoscopy

capsule endoscopy
inspection of the digestive tract by means of a video camera enclosed in a pill-sized capsule. After the capsule is swallowed, the camera acquires images as it is propelled through the digestive system; the images are transmitted to a recording device worn on the belt and are later downloaded to a workstation for viewing. Called also video capsule e., wireless capsule e., and capsule enteroscopy.

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