New Robotic Technologies in Cancer Colon Screening

Luigi Manfredi, Gianfranco Natale

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Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cause of cancer death worldwide. Regular screening of the asymptomatic population can drastically reduce the mortality rate. CRC screening includes several proceedings although the gold standard remains optical colonoscopy (OC), which is unpleasant, causes pain and discomfort. New technologies exemplified by capsule endoscopy (CE) constitute alternative painless solutions and despite their limitations, e.g., passive locomotion and absence of on-board instrumentation, are being increasingly used for CRC screening. Research and development centres are investigating novel advanced robotic technologies for diagnostic and therapeutic use. These include wireless communication, active locomotion, sensors, diagnostic, and therapeutic instruments. This review describes the traditional OC procedure and the existing robotic technologies for CRC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Cancer Drugs
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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Robotics
Early Detection of Cancer
Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Technology
Colonoscopy
Locomotion
Capsule Endoscopy
Therapeutic Uses
Cause of Death
Communication
Pain
Mortality
Research
Population
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Robotics
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cancer Screening

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Manfredi, Luigi ; Natale, Gianfranco. / New Robotic Technologies in Cancer Colon Screening. In: Clinical Cancer Drugs. 2018 ; Vol. 6. pp. 1-7.
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New Robotic Technologies in Cancer Colon Screening. / Manfredi, Luigi; Natale, Gianfranco.

In: Clinical Cancer Drugs, Vol. 6, 12.2018, p. 1-7.

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