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

People Swallow the Darndest Things: Cigarette Butts, Burnt Matches and…

A museum exhibit at the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pretty strange even by wacko museum standards. It documents the things that people have swallowed—the number is in the thousands by the way—as collected by Chevalier Jackson, a pioneering laryngologist of the late 19th and early 20th… » 4/27/11 11:20pm 4/27/11 11:20pm

USB Endoscope Applies Lights and Camera to the Darkest, Tightest Spots

The market for home proctology isn't exactly thriving, which is probably the reason why the makers of the USB Endoscope decided to take a less daunting route: The two-foot-long USB-powered snake has LEDs and a camera at one end. Outfitted with a powerful 40X microscopic lens, it focuses in on things you yourself can't… » 11/03/08 8:15pm 11/03/08 8:15pm

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