Picture the power of PillCam™ — the go to for capsule endoscopy

The PillCam™ SB 3 capsule endoscopy system is a minimally invasive ingestible camera in a capsule that allows visualization of the small bowel. PillCam™ is used in a clinic or hospital environment and administered by a clinician or staff. Patients are equipped with a small recording device and ingest a capsule the size of a multi-vitamin, which they pass and don’t need to collect.

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The evolution of PillCam™

For twenty years, the PillCam™ capsule endoscopy system has been a leader in providing physicians with tools that may help them visualize and monitor lesions. These lesions may indicate or be a source of conditions such as Crohn's disease, obscure bleeding, or iron deficiency anemia not detected by upper and lower endoscopy.

The power of a capsule endoscopy diagnosis

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Adaptive frame rate technology

The PillCam™ SB 3 system optimizes tissue coverage with the most advanced capsule endoscopy technology.

  • Capture image rate changes from 2 to 6 fps when the system determines the capsule is moving more quickly.1
  • Increased frame rate flexibility maximizes mucosa coverage and supports tissue acquisition that is uniquely suited to each patient’s motility.2
  • High-quality imaging supports greater diagnostic confidence—In one survey, 100% of GIs ranked the image sharpness, natural tissue colors, balanced illumination, and overall image quality provided by the PillCam™ SB 3 system higher than that of the previous generation.2
  • Proprietary software algorithms enable smarter video compilation that is approximately 40% more efficient than the PillCam™ SB 2 system.3
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FGS-0502 PillCam™ SB 3 capsule Pack 5
FGS-0500 PillCam™ SB 3 capsule Pack 10
FGS-0498 PillCam™ SB 3-EX capsule Pack 5
FGS-0499 PillCam™ SB 3-EX capsule Pack 10
FGS-0590 PillCam™ sensor belt Each 1
FGS-0510 PillCam™ sensor belt disposable kit Pack 5
FGS-0509 PillCam™ sensor belt cover Each 1
FGS-0591 PillCam™ sensor array Each 1
FGS-0609 PillCam™ pediatric sensor array Each 1
FGS-0453 PillCam™ sensor sleeves Pack 10
FGS-0581 6” disposable sleeve Pack 10
FGS-0567 PillCam™ pediatric sensor array, 8-lead Each 1
FGS-0453 PillCam™ sensor sleeves Pack 10
FGS-0581 6” disposable sleeve Pack 10
FGS-0668 PillCam™ patency capsule Pack 5
Specifications: PillCam™ SB 3 capsule
Dimensions Diameter: 11.4 mm
Weight 3.0 g
Material Biocompatible plastic
Illumination 4 white light emitting diodes on each side
Field of View 156° ISO-8600-3
Effective Visibility 156° (Optical field of view at 4.5 mm from top cover per ISO-8600-3)
136° (Optical field of view from entrance pupil per FDA Method)
Min. Detectable Object At least 0.07 mm
Frequency 434.1 MHz
Modulation MSK
ERP [nW] -20
Frame Rate 2 fps or 2–6 fps
Operating Time  ≥ 8 hours
Chemical Safety Resistant to dissolution in pH=2 to pH=8
Battery Type Silver Oxide batteries, Mercury-free
Operating Temperature 20–40°C
Storage Temperature 0–25°C
Operating Frequency 13.6 MHz
Receiver Bandwidth +/- 150 kHz
Specifications: PillCam™ SB 3 sensor array
# of Sensor Elements 8 sensors
Sensor Size Diameter: 40 mm
Material  Polyurethane, Teflon
Antennas Wire Material Coax wire
Antenna Structure Loop antenna
Size 1.9 m
Color Black
Material Polyurethane, Teflon
Specifications: PillCam™ SB 3 small sensor array
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
Operating Frequency 434.1 MHz
Bandwidth of the Receiving Section in this Band 10 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
Specifications: PillCam™ patency capsule
Physical Dimensions Length: 26 mm
Diameter: 11 mm
Weight 3.3 gr +/- 0.2 gr
Material Biocompatible, food grade (mostly dissolving) components: 
Coating Parylene C
Body Lactose anhydrous
Barium sulphate
Magnesium stearate
Citric acid
Sodium bicarbonate
Plug Lactose anhydrous
Avicel PH 200
Compritol 888
PVP K-90
Operating Time (period) ≤ 4 days
Shelf Life 12 months
Operating Temperature 35-45◦C
Storage Conditions 0-25◦C, dry and out of direct sunlight

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Empowered to
accomplish more

PillCam™ software v9 is the advanced capsule endoscopy software suite that helps you review PillCam™ studies efficiently, wherever you are.

Faster read time
Achieve up to a 10% faster read time, on average, compared to previous versions.5

New and improved GI map
Provides a graphical representation of the progress of the capsule through the small bowel and colon. This feature is available with both the PillCam™ sensor array and belt.

Top 100*
See the most clinically relevant study images to help you identify pathologies.

Improved atlas
Compare pathologies and enable a more confident diagnosis with new crisp and clear images as compared to previous versions of the software.2

Download software version v8.3
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PillCam™ SB 3 capsule

PillCam™ SB 3 capsule is a camera inside a capsule that captures images at a frame rate of 2 to 6 frames per second (fps) based on capsule speed as it travels through the small bowel.

PillCam™ recorder 3

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.

PillCam™ SB 3 sensor belt

Patients undergoing capsule endoscopy with the PillCam™ SB 3 system may wear the sensor belt to receive transmission data from PillCam™ SB 3 capsule.  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.

PillCam™ SB 3 sensor array

The PillCam™ SB 3 sensor array features an 8-lead sensor, which is placed on the patient’s body to receive transmission data from the PillCam™ SB 3 capsule. It is available in both adult and pediatric sizes. Patients will wear either the PillCam™ SB 3 sensor array or sensor belt.

PillCam™ patency capsule

The PillCam™ patency capsule is used to verify an unobstructed small bowel prior to capsule endoscopy.

  • *Note: The Top 100 features is not intended to detect pathology in lieu of a physician and should not be used as a substitute for reviewing the entire video.

  • 1. PillCam™ capsule endoscopy User Manual, PillCam™ desktop software version 9.0E. DOC-4244-01. November 2019, Page 195.

  • 2. RD-304 clinical validation study comparing PillCam™ SB 3 system to PillCam™ SB 2 system, 2012. Data on file, January 24, 2013.

  • 3. RD-30 PillCam™ SB 3 system. SB3-AAM validation study report. DOC 10000020502. January 15, 2013.