Lose your camera?
May 25, 2000 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Lose your camera? Maybe you swallowed it.
posted by jeremy (4 comments total)
See, this is a big breakthrough in diagnostics. People much prefer minimally or non-invasive techniques, especially with regards to endoscopy. In the words of my doctor friend, Jeremy, "People typically don't like things shoved up their ass." The virtual colon is upon us.
posted by plinth at 1:27 PM on May 25, 2000

Text states: "and reveal places that have never been seen before". Is this sorta like: I ain't going there!
posted by Almac at 2:10 PM on May 25, 2000

This is really cool. Hopefully, they can get the price point down to where it's part of a routine checkup. Since you can't focus the attention on any particular area, it's only good for general diagnosis. "Yup, your villi look nice and pink. See you next year".

Unless they tied some string to it or something, so they could hold it at some particular point in the GI tract if they wanted to focus on that area.
posted by katchomko at 2:22 PM on May 25, 2000

I just hope they don't intend to re-use them. 'Just wash this baby off then down she goes....'
posted by Markb at 1:45 AM on May 26, 2000

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