Newest technology arrives at DWR

12 May 2016


The ALICAM system is the world’s first capsule endoscopy system for dogs and we are delighted to be one of the first centres in the UK to have this technology. Instead of having to pass an endoscope tube with a camera on the end into the stomach, the capsule incorporates a tiny camera and, once swallowed, passes through the entire length of the gastrointestinal tract capturing 360-degree high-resolution images as it goes. Once the capsule has passed through dog, the images can be retrieved and the information obtained will help to diagnose many gastrointestinal diseases.