PillCam™ Capsule endoscopy

Small capsule. Big impact. 

Patient comfort.
Patient safety.
Patient friendly.

A complete suite of capsule endoscopy solutions within a single platform

The PillCam™ Capsule endoscopy platform uses innovative visualization technology to produce clear images of the small bowel and colon. This minimally invasive platform allows physicians to detect GI abnormalities, monitor disease activity, and assess treatment efficacy.1

Why PillCam™?

The PillCam™ Capsule endoscopy platform enables comprehensive GI tract imaging

Given Imaging™, now owned by Medtronic, was the pioneer in capsule endoscopy, developing new clinically backed products for an increasing number of applications. More than 3,5 million patients – both inpatients and outpatients – from around the globe – have already benefited from the advantages of this established method.

Safe, minimally invasive, clinically proven

  • More than 2000 publications on the PillCam™ Capsule endoscopy platform
  • More than 3,5 million procedures performed globally using PillCam™
  • Periodic literature reviews and newsletters available

Two decades of transformation

And we are just getting started

For 20 years, PillCam™ Capsule endoscopy has been creating new futures for patients looking for answers.

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Reviews and recognition

Committed to continuous innovation

Find out what experts and patients have to say about their experience using PillCam™.

Project WOW 

Medtronic collaborating with the NHS to create Project WOW

Discover how Covid-19 resulted in the creation of Project WOW, to assist the NHS deal with large number of endoscopy backlog. 

Clinical evidence

Timing of video capsule endoscopy relative to overt obscure GI bleeding: implications from a retrospective study

Authors: Singh, A. et al.
Published in: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2013).

Conclusion: Early deployment of VCE within 3 days of admission results in a higher diagnostic yield and therapeutic intervention rate and an associated reduction of length of stay.

PillCam™ portfolio

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PillCam™ SB 3 Capsule

Focus: small bowel

The PillCam™ SB 3 system allows for direct visualization of the small bowel, supporting greater confidence when monitoring lesions2 that may be related to GI bleeding, iron deficiency anemia, or Crohn's disease. The system features advanced optics and imaging designed to deliver exceptional images of the mucosa.

PillCam™ COLON 2 Capsule

Focus: colon

Achieve direct visualization of the colon with the PillCam™ COLON 2 system. This innovative capsule endoscopy solution provides clear images of the colon to aid in the detection of colon polyps with a minimally invasive, patient-friendly device. With innovative features like adaptive frame rate technology, advanced optics, and an extra-wide angle of view, this system has proven accuracy for detecting colon polyps.3,4,5

PillCam™ Crohn's Capsule

Focus: small bowel/colon

The PillCam™ Crohn’s system is a less-invasive option for assessing your patient’s disease status. Imagine, directly visualizing the small bowel and colonic mucosa in just one procedure.

PillCam™ Patency Capsule

Safety has the highest priority

The PillCam™ patency capsule is a dissolvable capsule that provides a simple and convenient way to verify adequate patency of the gastrointestinal tract prior to PillCam™ capsule endoscopy. In patients with known or suspected strictures, a PillCam™ patency capsule may be given to help physicians assess if capsule endoscopy is a good option.

PillCam™ software

Better experience. More powerful tools.

The PillCam™ software v9 is faster, simpler, and more intuitive1. It offers several smart tools and features to help you provide the optimal GI care for your patients.

Compatible with all PillCam™ models.

PillCam™  accessories

More flexibility for the way you want to work.

Every component is designed to provide the best solution available, and contributes to PillCam™ Capsule endoscopy platform being the reference standard in this field.

Interested in learning more?

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Events and education

Clinical education

As a leader in the Gastrointestinal and hepatology field, Medtronic offers a comprehensive GI training programme to help participants develop their expertise and achieve better patient outcomes. The Medtronic GI learning offering is a well-established programme delivered by leading faculties from various European hospitals. Delegates will undergo a combination of teaching and learning methods, including online training, lectures, and peer-to-peer discussions.

We provide two courses on capsule endoscopy:

  • PillCam™ COLON 2 Capsule course
  • PillCam™ SB 3 Capsule course

Upcoming events

There are currently no upcoming PillCam™ events. Please check this area at a later date to stay updated.

PillCam™ support

Customer experience centre

Tel: [+44] 0333 234 3604
E-mail: rs.cec@medtronic.com

The Medtronic PillCam™ Customer experience centre delivers:

  • A single point of call for PillCam™ related enquiries
  • Fast and accurate routing of enquiries across the Medtronic organization
  • Guidance and fast virtual troubleshooting services
  • Replacement of faulty equipment within 24 hours*

*subject to warranty or service agreement

Technical support

Customer technical helpline: [+44] 01452 223217
Email: rs.gi-support@medtronic.com

A dedicated support center for the solutions of technical issues

  • Customer technical service center for gastrointestinal and hepatology products.

Interested in learning more?

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Additional resources

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1. User Manual (DOC-2044-02 March 2013), page 3, 123.

2. RD-304 Clinical Validation Study comparing PillCam™ SB 3 system to PillCam™ SB 2 system, 2012. Data on file, January 24, 2013.

3. Eliakim R, Yassin K, Niv Y, Metzger J, Lachter J, Gal E, et al. Prospective multicenter performance evaluation of the second-generation colon capsule compared with colonoscopy. Endoscopy. 2009 Dec;41(12):1026-31.

4. Spada C, Hassan C, Munoz-Navas M, Neuhaus H, Deviere J, Fockens P, et al. Second Generation PillCam™ COLON Capsule Compared with Colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011;74(3):581-589.

5. User Manual (DOC-2044-02, March 2013), page 19.