Friday, April 8, 2016

Veterinary Highlights: New Way to Diagnose GI Tract Issues in Dogs?

I have first seen a little pill that gets swallowed to take pictures of the GI tract on House MD. I think it's the most clever thing ever. Want to take a look at the GI tract? Exploratory surgery used to be it. Then scoping. Neither of those are much fun and while scoping is way less invasive, it is still quite a procedure.

'Alicum,' an Ambulatary Light-Based Imaging Camera for Canines.
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What if, instead of all that, a dog could just swallow a little pill that would provide a perfect view of what is inside the GI tract?

Such thing now exists.

I think this is totally awesome. I would definitely want this used on my dogs instead of other options. Surgery or a scope may or may not be needed depending on the problem but this to me is the perfect way to take a look and see what needs to be done.

Device maker Infiniti Medical has made figuring out dogs’ gut problems as easy as swallowing a miniature camera.
Posted by Veterinary Practice News on Saturday, April 2, 2016

Source article: Infiniti Medical Touts 'Alicum,' an Ambulatary Light-Based Imaging Camera for Canines

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