Discover an easy-to-swallow pill with two cameras inside that provides detailed images of your colon, to help your doctor detect polyps, which can progress to colon cancer2,3. The procedure does not require sedation, radiation, or hospital admission1. And it can help your doctor determine if a colonoscopy is necessary4.
See a brief overview of the PillCam™ COLON capsule endoscopy procedure.
Learn about what you need to do to prepare for your procedure.
This guide will help prepare you for the days leading up to and during your PillCam™ COLON capsule endoscopy procedure. It’s important to follow the bowel preparation instructions carefully — so your procedure is successful and your doctor can see your colon clearly.
Watch this quick video to learn what will happen on the day of your procedure.
Read Instruction for Use for Indications, Contraindications and Risk Information. The risks of the PillCam™ Colon capsule include capsule retention, aspiration, skin irritation, perforation, obstruction, mucosal injury, and bleeding.
Find all the support and resources you need to prepare and perform PillCam™ COLON capsule procedures. We're here to help you every step of the way.
Please be advised that only your doctor can determine whether the PillCam™ COLON capsule is the right diagnostic tool for you. Consult your gastroenterologist about its use.
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Koffas, Apostolos, et al. Colon Capsule Endoscopy in the Diagnosis of Colon Polyps: Who Needs a Colonoscopy?. Diagnostics, 2022, 12.9: 2093.