Table 2

‚ÄÉComparison of push and capsule enteroscopy

Push enteroscopyCapsule endoscopy
*In area examined.
XXX, very good; XX, good; X, acceptable.
Image lesions*XXXXX
BiopsyYesNo
TherapyYesNo
Image qualityXXXX
Real time viewingYesNo
Entire small bowel visibilityNoyes
SedationYesNo
Patient acceptanceXXXX
Image acquisition time30 min8 h
Image assessment time30 min (as above)1 h
Value in GI bleedingXXXXX
Manual skills neededYesNo
Clinical experience neededYesFor interpretation only