Check-Cap Ltd. has developed a new preparation-free, minimally invasive technology for colorectal cancer screening. Using low X-ray technology, once swallowed, the Check-Cap travels through the colon, scanning for polyps while creating a 360 degree, 3-D image of the patient’s colon lining.
According to Check-Cap, to help keep the radiation level low, “X-ray transmission only occurs while the capsule is in motion.” The total amount of radiation is equivalent to a Chest-X-ray or 1/300 of a CTC (Virtual Colonoscopy) analysis. The average Check-Cap radiation exposure rate is 0.03 mSv (STD 0.007mSv). As the capsule travels throughout the colon, data is sent to a receiving device that is worn on the patient’s lower back. The receiver also detects when the capsule has been excreted, which occurs naturally and between 24 to 48 hours after the process begins. Physicians use Check-Cap software to analyze the data collected.