J Neurogastroenterol Motil.  2014 Apr;20(2):261-264.

A Pilot Trial of Ambulatory Monitoring of Gastric Motility Using a Modified Magnetic Capsule Endoscope

  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Gangwon-do, Korea. loverkorea2009@gmail.com
  • 2Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Myongji Hospital, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
  • 3Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.


The magnetic capsule endoscope has been modified to be fixed inside the stomach and to monitor the gastric motility. This pilot trial was designed to investigate the feasibility of the magnetic capsule endoscope for monitoring gastric motility. The magnetic capsule endoscope was swallowed by the healthy volunteer and maneuvered by the external magnet on his abdomen surface inside the stomach. The magnetic capsule endoscope transmitted image of gastric peristalsis. This simple trial suggested that the real-time ambulatory monitoring of gastric motility should be feasible by using the magnetic capsule endoscope.


Capsule endoscopy; Monitoring, ambulatory; Motility; Stomach
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