Help ensure treatment efficacy with the thorough disease visualization made possible with capsule endoscopy. Studies have shown that 62-85% of Crohn’s disease patients had their medication changed after a capsule endoscopy procedure.8,9


The reliable insights you gain following a capsule procedure support you in making patient management decisions.8-10 80% of Gastroenterologists in a blinded survey said they were extremely confident in changing a prescription based on direct mucosal visualization.([FOOTNOTE=KJT Survey on Crohn’s disease. 2011.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Minimize Risk

While capsule retention is sometimes a concern, it has been reported in less than 3% of Crohn’s disease patients.([FOOTNOTE=Liao Z, Gao R, Xu C, Li ZS. Indication and detection, completion, and retention rates of small-bowel capsule endoscopy: a systematic review. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2010;71(2):280-286.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Prior to capsule endoscopy, you can reduce risk of retention with the PillCam™ patency capsule, a preliminary procedure that suggests passage through the GI tract.



Capsule endoscopy may help to overcome the limitations associated with traditional endoscopic assessment and may be useful in monitoring small bowel mucosal healing during treatment.([FOOTNOTE=Efthymiou A, Viazis N, Mantzaris G, et al. Does clinical response correlate with mucosal healing in patients with Crohn’s disease of the small bowel? A prospective, case-series study using wireless capsule endoscopy. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2008;14(11):1542-7.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])


Direct visualization with capsule endoscopy can impact treatment plans.([FOOTNOTE=Long MD, Barnes E, Isaacs K, Morgan D, Herfarth HH. Impact of capsule endoscopy on management of inflammatory bowel disease: a single tertiary care center experience. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Sep;17(9):1855-62.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Min SB, Le-Carlson M, Singh N, Nylund CM, Gebbia J, Haas K, et al. Video capsule endoscopy impacts decision making in pediatric IBD: A single tertiary care center experience. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Sept;19(10):2139-45.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Cohen SA, Klevens AL. Use of capsule endoscopy in diagnosis and management of pediatric patients, based on meta-analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Jun;9(6):490-496.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])


Make a baseline assessment using established scoring criteria and monitor any changes in the disease over time.([FOOTNOTE=Cotter J, Castro F, Magalhaes J, Moreira M, Rosa B. Validation of the Lewis score for the evaluation of small-bowel Crohn’s disease activity. Endoscopy. 2015 Apr;47(4):330-5.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])