Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam

Medical Wonders: The Amazing PillCam


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.

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