Capsule Endoscopy Procedure Illustration
Medical illustration of a Video Capsule Endoscopy or Pill Cam procedure shows the examination of the inside of body organs through an endoscope – a pill-sized device using a powerful lens and fibre optics that takes images as it travels through the body.
The patient swallows the vitamin-pill sized device and as the camera takes thousands of images that are transmitted to a wearable recorder.
The image illustrates the following narrative:
A. Patient swallows the capsule, and carries the data recorder for eight hours
B. Capsule is the size and shape of a pill and contains a tiny camera
C. Camera is shown here taking pictures of a bleeding ulcer inside the small intestine
D. Picture of the bleeding ulcer is later reviewed by the doctors
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