Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy


Publication/Creation Date
December 11 2014
Creators/Contributors
Guillermo Tearney (creator)
Wellman Center For Photomedicine (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (including Guillermo J. Tearney) have developed an innovative new way to capture microscopic images of the esophagus using a capsule-sized, light-based imaging tool (called Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy). This new method, which is currently being tested in clinical trials, could make it possible to screen millions of patients for precursors to esophageal cancer at a fraction of the current cost.
HCI Platform
Ingestible
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Digestive Tract, Stomach
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIV3dDdY1Fw
http://wellman.massgeneral.org/

Date archived
March 3 2019
Last edited
March 5 2019
How to cite this entry
Guillermo Tearney, Wellman Center for Photomedicine. (December 11 2014). "Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy". Massachusetts General Hospital. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3636