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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by edesignuk, Oct 12, 2009.
Engadget [BBC video]
wow. Impressive...if a little creepy.
So does this mean no more anal probing for a colonoscopy?
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*puts away the latex gloves for a second*
Uh...where's the fun in this?
Yeah, but who the hell could swallow that thing?
I would choke trying.
keep the gloves, someone has to catch the spider when it leaves the body the 'natural' way.
Have you ever undergone an endoscopy?
Believe me, I'd swallow that pill-sized camera anytime before going through that again
Hope that photo isn't "actual size"!
I'm in a high-risk group for bowel cancer (sister was diagnosed with it a few years back, but responded really well to treatment); and should have regular colonscopic screenings but am far too much of a chicken.
This device actually looks a lot more ..err.. palatable. Hope it hits the mainstream soon.
I'd rather die with dignity by choking on that thing than die from internal bleeding with a roto rooter hanging out of my ass
Is an endoscopy different from a colonoscopy? A colonoscopy isn't painful.
Why use a roto rooter when you can use gerbils to clean out your intestines? At least that's what I've always used gerbils for.
Oh, I didn't say it was painful
It wasn't a big deal for me.
Perhaps not always, but I have heard it can be very, very painful.
Experience with virtual colonoscopy (via CT scanner) as well as PillCam has shown that even if this technology becomes available in the US, insurance companies are unlikely to pay for it. The main source of their concern is that it's technology that is not better than conventional colonoscopy, and even if the camera identifies a polyp, tumor, or inflammation, it can't take a biopsy and that patient will need a colonoscopy anyway.
Somewhere between 30% and 50% of patients undergoing colonscopy have polyps. That means that 30% - 50% of patients getting that little camera doodad are going to need both procedures.
I'm pretty confident that this thing won't ever fly and will never achieve broad-based use.
at least by the looks of it, it seems that the arms fold down into the side when you swallow it.
After seeing how much pain my cousin went through with various stomach scopes etc, this thing looks very appealing.