The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is set to take part in a national pilot which sees patients swallowing tiny cameras instead of having a standard colonoscopy.
Trialling with a small number of patients, they will be able to avoid having a camera inserted into the bowel by swallowing a capsule.
The trial, involving Norfolk and Waveney, is set to run for a year and is due to be rolled out at the QEH later this month.
The capsule, which has two tiny wireless cameras inside, takes two high quality pictures every second of the lining of the bowel to detect any sign of disease.
The imaging technology is known as a Colon Capsule Endoscopy (CCE).