Print
+1

Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam

Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam

NursingLink

February 20, 2008

Cameras the size of pills could “put eyes on tools," going into the body to detect cancer. This new device, invented at the University of Washington, has seven fiber optic cables and will be able to detect early signs of esophageal cancer.

Eric Seibel, the inventor of the pillcam, is the only human who has tried the device so far. “Never in your life have you ever swallowed anything and it’s still sticking out of your mouth, but once you do it, it’s easy,” he said.

Return to the First Page


NursingLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use NursingLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.


* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.