Capsule Robot Developed to Perform Colonscopy

Published by , May 15, 2017 8:17 am

(FinancialExpress)  Scientists have used a tiny capsule guided by an external magnet attached to a robotic arm to successfully perform intricate manoeuvres inside the colon, an advance that will reduce discomfort of colonoscopies. Researchers hope that the 18-millimetre capsule robot could be used safely and effectively in the future on humans to identify and remove pre-cancerous lesions and tumours detected during colonoscopy. Researchers are working long-term to develop the 18-millimetre capsule robot that could be used safely and effectively in the future on humans to identify and remove pre-cancerous lesions and tumours detected during colonoscopy.
Keith Obstein, associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in the US said, “We developed this capsule robot to make traversing the GI tract much easier, for both the clinician and patient,”

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