Overview

A colon exam in a capsule

Achieve direct visualization of the colon with the PillCam™ COLON 2 system. This innovative capsule endoscopy solution provides clear images of the colon to support detection of polyps with a noninvasive, 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.([FOOTNOTE=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.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]), ([FOOTNOTE=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.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])([FOOTNOTE=User Manual (DOC-2044-02, March 2013), page 19.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]).

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Specifications

Specifications

Indications

The PILLCAM™ COLON capsule is intended for the visualization of the colon for the diagnosis of colonic disorders.

  • The PILLCAM™ COLON capsule is further intended in the visualization and monitoring of lesions associated with Crohn’s disease in the small bowel and colon.
  • The PILLCAM™ COLON capsule is intended for use in adults and children from 8 years of age.

Contraindications

The PILLCAM™ COLON 2 video capsule is contraindicated for use under the following conditions:

  • In patients with known or suspected gastrointestinal obstruction, strictures, or fistulas based on the clinical picture or pre-procedure testing and profile.
  • In patients with cardiac pacemakers or other implanted electromedical devices.
  • In patients with swallowing disorders.

Note: The procedure may involve intake of laxatives and prokinetic agents. Refer to the labeling of these agents for their contraindications.

Procedure Risk Information

  • The risks of PillCam™ COLON 2 capsule include capsule retention, aspiration and skin irritation.
  • The risks associated with colon preparation are allergies or other known contraindications to any preparation agents or medications used for the PillCam™ COLON 2 regimen, according to laxative medication labeling and per physician discretion.
  • Medical, endoscopic or surgical intervention may be necessary to address any of these complications, should they occur.
  • After ingesting the PillCam™ COLON 2 capsule and until it is excreted, the patient should not be near any source of powerful electromagnetic fields such as one created near an MRI device.
  • Please refer to the product user manual for detailed information.
Order Information
Order Code Description Unit of Measure Quantity
FGS-0517 PillCamTM COLON 2 Capsule Pack 1
FGS-0518 PillCamTM COLON 2 Capsule Pack 5
FGS-0519 PillCamTM COLON 2 Capsule Pack 10

Visualize with confidence

Optimize tissue coverage with innovative technology

Capsule image acquisition rate changes from 4fps to 35fps when the system detects a change in the image, or when the capsule is in motion

  • Increased frame rate flexibility maximizes mucosa coverage and optimizes video length while also conserving battery energy
  • Advanced optics supported by three lenses
  • Extra wide 172° angle of view (344° total) allows for maximum tissue coverage
  • Capsule transmits images to a recorder that the patient wears on a belt, ensuring reliable, accurate data collection

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Technology

Bi-directional communication

Bi-directional communication between  the PillCam™ COLON 2 and the PillCam™ recorder 3 enables:

  • Compliance with physician instructions through active reminders for the patient throughout the procedure
  • Automatic detection of the small bowel to ensure gastric emptying
  • Image acquisition that is uniquely suited to each patient 

Optimal visualization of colon mucosa

  • 2 camera heads
  • Adaptive Frame Rate (AFR): changes acquisition rate from 4 fps to 35 fps when the capsule is moving quickly
  • Extra wide angle of view allows for maximum tissue coverage (172° per camera)
  • System optimizes video length while also conserving battery energy
  • * Allows video reviewing and reporting, but not video creation. 

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