A new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form ‘nanojuice’ that patients would drink holds promise for the examination of the gut. Upon reaching the small intestine, doctors would strike the nanoparticles with a harmless laser light, providing an unparalleled, non-invasive, real-time view of the organ. It may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Conventional imaging methods show the organ and blockages, but this method allows the medical team to see how the small intestine operates in real time.
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