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, Volume 61, Issue 11, pp 1304–1309 | Cite as

Clinical application of magnetically controlled capsule gastroscopy in gastric disease diagnosis: recent advances

  • Zhuan Liao
  • Wenbin Zou
  • Zhao-Shen LiEmail author
Review From CAS & CAE Members


Magnetically controlled capsule gastroscopy (MCCG) is a novel system primarily used for the diagnosis of gastric disease. It consists of an endoscopic capsule with magnetic material inside, external guidance magnet equipment, data recorder and computer workstation. Several clinical trials have demonstrated that MCCG is comparable in accuracy in diagnosing gastric focal disease when compared to conventional gastroscopy. Further clinical studies are needed to test the diagnostic accuracy and improve the functioning of MCCG. This novel MCCG system could be a promising alternative for screening for gastric diseases, with the advantages of no anesthesia required, comfort and high acceptance across populations.


magnetically controlled capsule endoscopy gastric diseases screening conventional gastroscopy diagnostic accuracy 


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This work was supported by the Chang Jiang Scholars Program of Ministry of Education, China (Q2015190 to Zhuan Liao) and the Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission Plans to Excellent Leaders (2017BR005 to Zhuan Liao).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospitalthe Second Military Medical UniversityShanghaiChina

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