Although capsule endoscopy has been used since the start of the new millennium, the technology is still evolving and improving. Capsule endoscopy can help gastroenterologists visualize abnormalities in the small bowel, and offers many advantages over a traditional endoscopy, including less arduous preparation time. What are the common indications for capsule endoscopy, other than for obscure GI bleeding? Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad, assistant professor of medicine in the department of medicine and associate director of endoscopic services at Penn Medicine, also discusses the future of capsule endoscopy, and predicts that the next uses for the technology will allow the capsules to perform biopsies and provide injection therapies. Dr. Lee Freedman hosts.
Source: ReachMD | Aired: July 5, 2010