This patient friendly tool detects and monitors abnormalities.
The PillCam is an easily swallowed video capsule with its own camera and light source, it transmits images of the small bowel to a data recorder that you wear for approximately 8 hours Patients are instructed to fast approximately 10 hours prior to ingesting the vitamin sized PillCam. After you return the data recorder, the physician will review the color video and will contact you with the results. The PillCam will pass naturally through your digestive tract in 24 to 72 hours and is disposable. This patient friendly tool used for directly visualizing the small bowel to detect and monitor abnormalities, and risks such as capsule retention, aspiration, or skin irritation are rare.