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Final Report - TROY (Endoscope Capsule using Ultrasound Technology)

Project ID: 33110
Funded under: FP6-SME


Endoscopy is a field in high evolution and technological investigation that closes the diagnostic gap by enabling physicians to directly view the entire digestive tract. This is a bigger task than most people realize, since the average adult digestive tract is approximately nine meters in length. Gastrointestinal endoscopes are now recognised as the only medical devices that can simultaneously perform observations, diagnoses and treatment.

The project's main objective was to prove the concept of an innovative, beyond the state-of-the-art, diagnosis system for prevention and early warning of superficial cancer and premalignant precursor lesions in gastrointestinal tract consisting of an endoscope capsule using ultrasound technology capable of creating 3D computer generated images. Their final report includes images and photos of the results of the project and concludes by noting that future developments based on these results will surely result in new diagnosis systems that contribute to this social objective.

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