capsule endoscopy

noun

: visualization of the interior of the digestive tract by means of a wireless camera encased in a pill-sized capsule that is swallowed
The concept of capsule endoscopy is quite simple—the patient swallows a small camera which takes pictures as it tumbles through the length of the digestive tract … . The capsule contains a light source that acts as a flash, a camera for taking pictures, and a transmitter that sends the images for storage to a device worn around the patient's waist.Benjamin Siemanowski, The Bellingham (Washington) Herald
capsule endoscope noun
Over the last four years, a so-called capsule endoscope—a grape-sized camera-in-a-pill that takes pictures of a patient's small intestines—has gone from being a novelty to an established method of diagnosing problems in the small intestines, including bleeding, pain and cancer. Michael E. Hochman, The Boston Globe

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“Capsule endoscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/capsule%20endoscopy. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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