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Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in Correlation with Software Application in Gastrointestinal Diseases

Adriana Florentina Constantinescu(1), Mihaela Ionescu(2), I. Rogoveanu(3), C.C. Vere(3), V.F. Iovanescu(1), C.T. Streba(3), M.E. Ciurea(4)

(1)PhD Student, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (2)Medical Informatics Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (3)Gastroenterology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (4)Plastic Surgery Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: Wireless capsule endoscopy is one of the most recent investigation techniques of gastrointestinal pathology. Unlike conventional upper and lower endoscopy, it has the advantages of being a noninvasive and painless procedure. One of the capsule endoscopy disadvantages is represented by the necessary time to analyze the video frames obtained. Software applications proposed in this purpose could offer support in the images evaluation. Different algorithms have been described in the literature, but further research is needed to establish the practical value of computer vision tools in gastroenterology.
    Keywords: wireless capsule endoscopy, gastrointestinal pathology, software applications, esophagus, small bowel, colon

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.41.02.01


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