Capsule Endoscopy Takes Pictures of Small Intestine
How It Works
How This Technology Helps Doctors and Patients
Safety, Effectiveness, and the Future
- Cardiac pacemaker
- Implanted electromagnetic devices
- Intestinal blockage
- Narrow small bowel
- A abnormal connection between the bowel and another organ
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US Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov/
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- Reviewer: Brian P. Randall, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 11/21/2012 -