A Pill That Detects Cancer

scanning-pill-thumbResearchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have developed a device they say will revolutionize the way doctors screen for esophageal cancer. The pill-sized scanner uses lasers to generate a 3D model of the esophagus with microscopic resolution, giving doctors the ability to check for pre-cancerous conditions without the need of a biopsy.

Original story by Ben Gruber for Reuters: