Translational trial outcomes for capsule endoscopy test devices

Holly Lay, Gerard Cummins, Benjamin Cox, Yongqiang Qiu, Ciaran Connor, Vipin Seetohul, Michnea Turcanu, Rachael McPhillips, Marc Desmulliez, Eddie Clutton, Sandy Cochran

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    Endoscopy and colonoscopy are the clinically recognised standards for imaging and diagnosis of diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. While 'scope-based approaches combine optical and ultrasound imaging to allow both imaging of the surface and full thickness of the bowel wall, they are limited in their ability to access the full length of the GI tract particularly the small bowel. Wireless video capsule endoscopy (VCE) devices designed to transit the entire GI tract are currently limited to optical imaging of the superficial surface. Work is thus under way to implement additional capsule endoscopy (CE) functionality through the development of devices incorporating both optical and microultrasound imaging. Research to date has identified several gaps in the literature, which have been addressed through early translational trials in vivo. The areas of concern can be classified by sensing modality and necessary support circuitry, and resulting research questions addressed through bespoke, single system capsules.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017
    Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington, United States
    Duration: 6 Sept 20179 Sept 2017


    Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • Endoscopes
    • Temperature measurement
    • Optical imaging
    • Ultrasonic imaging
    • Optical sensors

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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