Global Technology – April 2017

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in women and second leading cause in men.  Early detection and screening are essential to reduce the rates of colorectal cancer.

Now, there’s a new noninvasive alternative to colonoscopies that’s as easy as swallowing a pill.

The patient ingests PillCam™ Colon 2, a capsule containing miniature cameras on either end.  As the capsule travels through the digestive tract, it captures images and wirelessly transmits them to a recorder the patient wears on a belt.  Like a c.....

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