德國物理學家倫琴(Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen)發現並公開史上第一張X光片-妻子的左手，引起世界關注，更讓他獲得第一屆諾貝爾物理學獎，但X光片僅是間接透視人體，是否有其他技術可以直視人體?
History of Digestive Endoscopy Development in Taiwan
The discovery of X-rays is attributed to German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. This discovery not only attracted worldwide attention, but also led to Röntgen receiving the first Nobel Prize in Physics. However, X-rays only allow for an indirect view of interior of the human body. Perhaps another type of technology could provide a more direct view.
It was sword swallowers that set the development of endoscopy into motion. However, the earlier forms of endoscopy were both uncomfortable for the patient and had limited success. The pursuit of better image analyses, earlier diagnosis, and better quality control, as well as to reduce invasiveness, has led to developments such as gastrocamera, fiberoptic gastroscopy, and electronic endoscopy.
Endoscopic technology has transformed the practices of the entire field of digestive medicine. Many digestive disorders, such as gallstones, gastric and duodenal ulcers, as well as esophageal, stomach, and colorectal cancer, can now be successfully treated using endoscopic technology. Furthermore, digestive endoscopy in itself has become a discipline of medical research.
The exhibition presents the history, present, and future of digestive endoscopic technology, including esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, and ERCP. In addition, the exhibition includes videos and interactive parts that allow visitors to get a better understanding of the marvels of digestive endoscopy.