The tablet, which contains a tiny camera to detect tumors, is revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer.
To replace bothersome bowel reflexology, a new device has been developed in the UK with a built-in miniature camera and can be used as a tablet – I mentioned it in the Daily Mail.
The new tool, Genevieve Edwards, CEO of Bowel Cancer UK, saidIt could be a big change for people with symptoms of bowel cancer and helps the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) prioritize those who urgently need more testing.“.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK – more than 42,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and 16,500 lives lost as a result.
It is often noticed late because patients eventually just want to undergo the embarrassing procedure in which doctors lead a thin tube with a camera through the rectum and into the colon.
However, the inconvenience may soon be over, by taking the new tablet, patients can go about their daily lives without having to stay in the hospital.
The tablet is about the size of a larger vitamin tablet, and when swallowed, it travels the same way in the intestine as food.
The device takes about 400,000 images through the intestine.
To find any abnormalities, such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease, you send it to a device worn on the patient’s waist.
Doctors then download the images and prepare a report, which produces results much faster than if the patient underwent an X-ray or colonoscopy. The capsule can finally be taken out of the toilet with stool.
Before the test, patients must follow a strict diet and take strong laxatives the day before the test so that the camera can take the clearest images possible.
If the solution works, a new form of diagnosis could replace invasive colonoscopy as well as X-rays.
The devices, which can provide results in just five hours, are being sent to test 11,000 NHS patients across the country for testing across the country.
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