Non-contact Endoscopy at Covid-19 Outbreak

2020-03-31 04:04:39 | BioPortfolio


The outbreak of Covid-19 at late 2019 in China and subsequent spread throughout the world now constitutes a global public health emergency. Direct contact between doctors and patients in daily practice bears potential risk of Covid-19 infection, and telemedicine, or non-contact medicine, in this circumstance, offers an ideal solution. Remote controlling capsule endoscopy system for gastric examination was recently developed and applicated in clinical practice.


The novel non-contact magnetically-controlled capsule endoscopy (MCE) system (Ankon Technologies, China) adds a remote control workstation and a audio-visual exchange system to the original well-establish MCE system, which consists of a robotic magnetic arm, a workstation (now bypassed) and a capsule endoscope, and boasts a 90% sensitivity and 94% specificity for diagnosing gastric focal lesions. This feasibility study aims to evaluate the technical success, clinical success and adverse events of the first clinical application of non-contact MCE system.

Study Design


Gastrointestinal Disease


Non-contact MCE system


Changhai Hospital




Changhai Hospital

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-03-31T04:04:39-0400

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