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To: afraidfortherepublic
The PillCam, an ingestible camera that takes high-speed photographs as it works its way through the digestive system and helps doctors spot polyps and other early signs of colon cancer was just cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.

Those pill cameras have been in use in this country for awhile. This approval must apply to a specific new camera. -Tom

17 posted on 02/04/2014 9:25:25 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Capt. Tom
Those pill cameras have been in use in this country for awhile.

A few years ago my dad had one to look for a small intestine problem which was too far away from either end to run in a scope. It might be a matter of powering it for long enough to get through the large intestines. It's tough to swallow a D cell battery to power it for 24 hours.

48 posted on 02/04/2014 10:09:07 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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