gastrocamera

gastrocamera

 [gas″tro-kam´er-ah]
a small camera which can be passed down the esophagus to photograph the inside of the stomach.

gastrocamera

[gas′trōkam′ərə]
a small camera that can be lowered into the stomach through the esophagus and retrieved after recording images of the stomach lining.

gastrocamera

An obsolete device in the pre-fibroptic endoscopy era consisting of a lens system with photographic capabilities, which was passed in the stomach to examine the mucosa.

gastrocamera

a small camera which can be passed down the esophagus to photograph the inside of the stomach.
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Since its development of the gastrocamera in the 1950s, Olympus has played a crucial role in the advancement of GI endoscopy and the gastroenterology profession as a whole.
Olympus developed the first gastrocamera in 1950, and has since developed a wide range of fiberscopes and videoscopes for direct internal observation of the human body.
The joint venture comes 60 years after Olympus developed the first gastrocamera.
Japan's first microscope (1920); the world's first gastrocamera (1950); the Olympus(R) Stylus(R) series, the most successful series of 35 mm cameras ever introduced (1991); and the Olympus E-1(TM), the world's first fully designed, professional digital SLR camera system (2003).
Its development of the world's first gastrocamera more than 50 years ago led to the creation of the endoscopy field.
The world's first gastrocamera (1950), the precursor to today's endoscope, which allowed physicians to see inside the digestive tract without operating, launching the explosive field of endoscopy and colonoscopy; -- The world's first functional DNA analyzer (2002), a high-speed computer that greatly reduces time and research costs for gene analysis, and may enable the development of customized drugs for target populations; and -- The world's first fully designed, professional digital SLR camera system (2003), the Olympus E-1(TM), designed to be 100% digital-from- the-ground-up, therefore maximizing performance and delivering unsurpassed image quality.