This technique allows the study of the digestive system to visualize the path of the small intestine. While fasting, is ingesting a capsule which incorporates a camera. The test takes about 8 hrs to do normal life.
The video capsule in his tour of the intestine, the images broadcast to a receiver that will put the patient on a belt. The capsule is removed by the natural route. Then the diagnostic images obtained is performed.
Esophagus, small intestine, and the colon are the objectives of the display of the capsule endoscope.
This test does not eliminate the need for endoscopic examinations and can be used as a complement, but can sometimes replace other diagnostic tests.
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