As is known, the digestive system is in the form of a long canal extending from the mouth to the anus. While it was possible to examine the esophagus, stomach, duodenum and large intestine, which constitute the beginning and end parts of this canal, by endoscopic methods such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy, it was not possible to examine the middle parts consisting of three parts called the duodenum, jejunum and ileum.
Capsule endoscopy, a method developed for this purpose, is a large pill-sized video capsule with its own light source and camera. You may also hear about capsule endoscopy from your doctor or other healthcare professionals by different names such as small bowel endoscopy, capsule enteroscopy
or wireless endoscopy
The system consists of a 12mmx26mm diameter capsule
and a recorder, the size of a small handheld radio, which is attached to your waist with a belt, which receives images and sends these images with radiofrequency waves. After recording, the data in the recorder is transferred to a computer with a special program and the recorded images are examined.
Wireless capsule endoscopy
(wireless capsule endoscopy) is also called ‘pill glass’ or M2A (Mouth to anus).