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.
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.
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PillCam™ SB 3.
Hear from Dr. Spada how PillCam™ SB 3 revolutionized small bowel care.
The PillCam™ SB 3 system optimizes tissue coverage with the most advanced capsule endoscopy technology.
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.
See the most clinically relevant study images to help you identify pathologies.
Compare pathologies and enable a more confident diagnosis with new crisp and clear images as compared to previous versions of the software.2
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.