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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 7, 2014; 20(29): 10024-10037
Published online Aug 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i29.10024
Capsule endoscopy: Present status and future expectation
Mahesh K Goenka, Shounak Majumder, Usha Goenka
Mahesh K Goenka, Institute of Gastro Sciences, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata 700054, India
Shounak Majumder, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT 06269, United States
Usha Goenka, Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata 700054, India
Author contributions: Goenka MK conceptualized, reviewed the literature, and prepared the final draft; Majumder S wrote the initial draft; Goenka U reviewed the literature, revised the draft, and prepared the final version for publication.
Correspondence to: Mahesh K Goenka, MD, DM, FACG, FASGE, Director, Institute of Gastro Sciences, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, 58 Canal Circular Road, Kolkata 700054, India.
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Received: November 14, 2013
Revised: January 7, 2014
Accepted: April 27, 2014
Published online: August 7, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: Since its discovery in the year 2000, more than 1000 articles have been published on capsule endoscopy (CE). The technology is evolving continuously with development of new concepts. This review article discusses the present status of CE and also, sheds some light on possible future solution of the current limitations of this technique. Issues related to technique, patient preparation, image interpretation, and indications have also been discussed.