Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract.
The camera sits inside a small capsule that is swallowed. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, thousands of pictures
are taken and transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist.
This procedure helps doctors see inside your small intestine — an area that
not easily reached with raditional endoscopy. Traditional endoscopy involves passing a long, flexible tube equipped with a video camera down your throat or through your rectum. Capsule endoscopy is usually initiated in your doctor's office.