Two patients who had suffered from gastrointestinal bleeding of unknown origin swallowed the M2A™ Imaging Capsules as part of the demonstration. They were outfitted with special recording devices worn around their waists that receive signals transmitted by the capsule through an array of sensors placed on their bodies.
The recording devices were then removed and the images and data recorded were downloaded onto a computer workstation equipped with Given Imaging Ltd's proprietary RAPID™ (Reporting and Processing of Images and Data) software. The film clips produced by the Given system were presented to physicians attending the course.
"The images were quite clear and show the clinical capability of the Given Imaging platform technology.'' said Harold Jacob, director of medical affairs at Given Imaging Ltd.
Clinical trials are planned.