Tadpole-like endoscope swims through gastrointestinal tract in search of cancer

The Tadpole Endoscope can be swallowed like a large pill and then remotely guided around inside the patient's stomach by a doctor Endoscopes are essential tools for the medical examination of many organs of the human body, and are best known for their use in examining the gastrointestinal tract. Generally consisting of a flexible tube with a light source and an arrangement of lenses – or small cameras in more modern devices – the endoscope is a vital, but unwieldy tool that takes a great deal of skill to operate and maneuver around in tight areas. Now engineers have created a new device dubbed the Tadpole Endoscope, that literally swims around inside the organ of a patient and wirelessly transmits video of what it sees... Continue Reading Tadpole-like endoscope swims through gastrointestinal tract in search of cancer Section: Medical Tags: Related Articles: