Tiny endoscope gives detailed view of esophagus for diagnosis

01/14/2013 | Nature

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small endoscope -- the size of a penny -- on a wire that physicians can use to examine a patient's esophagus in 3D minute detail as they assess conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease or Barrett’s esophagus. The endomicroscope device, which patients swallow with water, can be used without anesthesia and does not cause pain.

View Full Article in:

Nature

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Diagnostic Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Test Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Senior Paralegal - Research & Development, and Medical
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT