Take one of these and I'll see you in the morning....that's what ETMC doctor's can now tell some of their patients, who might have needed exploratory surgery.
A pill called"M2a Capsule Endoscope" serves as a mini camera that snaps two pictures per second within the lower intestine. A patient swallows the small pill with water. Then, an array of sensors attached to the patient's chest and stomach via a belt, record the photos.
Tyler's Charles Hauk is the first ETMC patient to use the pill. Suffering from intestinal bleeding, the pill revealed what doctors needed to know; without painful surgery. "I swallowed the pill," he says, "wore it for about 8 hours and came back...went about a normal day."