Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy
Publication/Creation DateDecember 11 2014
DescriptionResearchers 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.
Date archivedMarch 3 2019
Last editedMarch 5 2019