M2A capsule

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M2A capsule

A plastic container, measuring about 1 x ½ in, that holds a video camera, batteries, antennas, and flash. It is swallowed and allowed to pass through the intestinal tract, where it is used to obtain images of the small intestine.

Patient care

The device is typically used to find the cause of gastrointestinal blood loss in patients who have no evidence of bleeding in the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and colon.

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developer of the M2A capsule, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2001.
The data to be presented demonstrates the growing clinical utility and benefits to patients of M2A Capsule Endoscopy (CE) in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases of the small bowel including Crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, celiac disease and obscure bleeding.
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The Given System uses a miniaturized video camera contained in an M2A capsule that is ingested by the patient, delivering high quality color images in a painless and noninvasive manner.
Presenters reported that Given Imaging's M2A Capsule Endoscope revealed higher incidence rates of small bowel tumors than previously reported.