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Hey, You Just Swallowed a Camera!

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  • Researchers have developed a vitamin pill-sized wireless video camera that can be swallowed to take images of the inside of the stomach, intestines, and bowel.
  • Other techniques for getting images of the stomach or bowels cause discomfort and usually require sedation or anesthesia.
  • This wireless camera, however, does not cause any problems in healthy volunteers, and takes six hours of video images while a person continues normal, daily activities.
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