A colonoscopy is a vital procedure for detecting colon cancer, although it is less than perfect and more than uncomfortable. Endoscopy, too, is a key diagnostic tool. The problem is, the human gut is some 25 feet long, and endoscopy and colonoscopy are only able to show the two ends of the digestive tract. There are about 20 feet in the middle — the small intestine — that doctors have a hard time seeing. But now comes the PillCam, a pill-sized TV camera invented in Israel. This one-inch TV studio, when swallowed, travels through your intestines and beams back eight hours of images to your doctor. Clear pictures with little or no discomfort or need for anesthesia. It's easy, non-invasive, and remarkably effective.
• The PillCam SB (small bowel) has been used over 3 million times worldwide.
• The PillCam COLON is approved for patients who've had incomplete colonoscopies.
• The PillCam ESO is a patient-friendly tool for visualizing the esophagus.
Once again Israeli innovation goes a long way – through your intestines and across the globe.