PillCam™ COLON 2 Capsule

Product Details

PillCam™ COLON 2 capsule is a camera within a capsule that captures images as it travels through the colon.


Physical Properties
Dimensions Length: 32.3 mm + 0.5 mm

Diameter: 11.6 mm
Weight 2.9 g + 0.1 g
Material Biocompatible plastic
Optical Properties
Number of Heads 2
Illumination 4 white light emitting diodes on each side
Field of View 172° ISO-8600-3
Effective visibility Distance: 3 cm
Min. detectable object At least 0.1 mm
Operational Properties
Operating Time  Minimum of 10 hours
Chemical Safety Resistant to dissolution in pH=2 to pH=8
Battery Type Silver Oxide batteries
Operating Temperature 20–40°C
Storage Temperature 0–25°C
Uplink Communications
Operating Frequency 434.1 MHz
Frame Rate 4–35 fps
Data Rate  2.7 Mbps and 8.1 Mbps
Modulation Type MSK/Digital Data
Effective Radiated Power  -44.56 dBm
Downlink Communications
Operating Frequency 13.6 MHz
Receiver Bandwidth +/- 150 kHz

PillCam™ COLON 2 Sensor Belt

Product Details

Patients undergoing capsule endoscopy with the PillCam™ COLON 2 system may wear the PillCam™ COLON 2 sensor belt.  The belt is worn around the patient’s waist over a single layer of clothing and can be adjusted to achieve the most comfortable fit.


Front Dimensions
Dimensions 470mm x 100 x 12mm
Insert Material PORON (Rogers comp), Kapton (Dupont) and Polypropylene
Number of Sensors 4
Cleaning Method Wipe with alcohol wipes
Back Sensor
Dimensions 254 mm x 178 x 12mm
Insert Material PORON (Rogers comp), Kapton (Dupont)
Number of Sensors 2
Cleaning Method Wipe with alcohol wipes
Download Loop
Cable Length 1900 +/- 3 mm
Cleaning Method
Wipe with alcohol wipes

PillCam™ COLON 2 Sensor Array

Product Details

The PillCam™ COLON 2 sensor array features an 8-lead sensor, which is placed on the patient’s body to receive transmission data from the PillCam™ COLON 2 capsule.


Reception Antenna
# of Sensor Elements 8 Sensors
Sensor Size Diameter: 40 mm
Material  Polyurethane, Teflon
Antennas Wire Material Coax wire
Transmission Antenna
Antenna Structure Loop antenna
Size 1.9 m
Color Black
Material Polyurethane, Teflon

PillCam™ Recorder 3

Product Details

The PillCam™ recorder 3 is a recording device with a built in real-time viewer, which is worn by the patient during the PillCam™ procedure. Following the procedure, the physician downloads the images from the PillCam™ recorder 3 for interpretation.

Order Information

Order Information
Order Code Description Unit of Measure Quantity
400100102 PillCam™ Recorder 3 Kit (includes cradle & pouch) Each 1
FGS-0554 PillCam™ DR3 Recorder Case Each 1
FGS-0347 PillCam™ Recorder 3 (recorder only) Each 1
ASM-0355-01 PillCam™ Recorder 3 Pouch & Strap (accessories) Each 1

Physical Properties
Software Proprietary firmware
Recording Capacity Up to 15 hours @ LCD OFF
Weight 500 g, including battery pack
Operational Power 3.5–4.2 V DC, 0.15–0.5 A
Battery Type Internal, Li-Ion, 3.8 V typical, 8800 mAH
Operating Temperature 0–40°C
Storage Temperature 0–55°C
Storage and Operating Humidity Up to 85%
Storage and Operating Pressure 790–520 mmHg
Receiver (Rx)
Operating Frequency 434.1 MHz
Operating Frequency 13.6 MHz
Frequency Band ISM
Modulation Type Linear Chirp
Type of Modulated Signal  Digital data
Effective Radiated Power  -27.4 dBm


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=])  The PillCam™ COLON 2 system includes everything you need to perform a capsule endoscopy procedure, record images and interpret the results.


Optimize tissue coverage with innovative technology

Adaptive frame rate technology optimizes tissue coverage, giving you greater confidence in the exam.

  • Capsule image 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

Includes full reading training to facilitate ease-of-use and ensure your proficiency with the technology.


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Software Updates

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PillCam™ Software v9

RAPID™ Reader Software v8.3

RAPID™ Reader Software v8

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