An 8K Endoscope Probably Shows More Than Anyone Really Wants To See

8K television broadcasts are slowly creeping towards becoming a reality, but 8K video technology is already being embraced and used in other industries. A group called the Medical Imaging Consortium—or MIC for short—has revealed that back in December they used a new 8K endoscope in an experimental surgery where they… » 1/28/14 10:50am 1/28/14 10:50am

This Hair's-Width Endoscope Will Revolutionize Micro-Surgery

Your chances of being split open sternum to sphincter for a medical procedure are quickly declining (whew) thanks to the advent of endoscopic surgery and robotic surgical platforms like the DaVinci, though even these revolutionary procedures have their limitations. But thanks to a team of Stanford researchers, size is… » 3/15/13 1:20pm 3/15/13 1:20pm

Tiny Pill-Shaped Cameras Make Endoscopy Easy To Swallow

There's nothing quite like getting heavily sedated and having a big ol' camera crammed down your throat so that doctors can take a look at your esophagus and cut out a little peice to study in the lab. A fun Friday night. Fortunately, endoscopy doesn't have to be like that too much longer thanks to a small, … » 1/13/13 7:00pm 1/13/13 7:00pm

Pill Camera Not So Hard for Patients to Swallow

As the miniaturisation of cameras continues apace, more and more innovative products are thrown up, such as this pill camera. Basically a lens on a piece of string (isn't that something that Hell's Angels like to do involving string, bacon and laydeez, and goes by the name of Wolfbagging?), the technology costs just… » 2/08/08 8:17am 2/08/08 8:17am