Discover a Patient-Friendly Solution PillCam™ COLON
Capsule Endoscopy

The PillCam™ COLON system empowers you with advanced imaging to detect colon polyps. It’s a minimally invasive, patient-friendly procedure that requires no sedation or radiation exposure.1

PillCam™ COLON capsule endoscopy procedure

This video shows an entire PillCam™ COLON capsule endoscopy procedure, from the preparation of the patient and the equipment to the creation of the PillCam™ video.

01. Prior to the PillCam™ COLON exam - (02:39)

This clip shows the preparation of the patient for a PillCam™ COLON capsule endoscopy procedure, with specific regards to the key steps to achieve the necessary cleansing of the bowel.
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04. PillCam™ data recorder alerts and patient instructions - (02:00)

This clip shows the alerts and instructions regarding the PillCam™ COLON capsule endoscopy procedure that the patient will receive during the examination, including important information about the steps of the preparation regimen that take place after capsule ingestion. Please carefully go over them with the patient before the procedure, to ensure compliance.
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02. Preparing the equipment - (01:50)

This clip shows how to prepare the equipment (sensor belt and data recorder) for a PillCam™ COLON capsule endoscopy procedure.
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05. Downloading a PillCam™ COLON study - (00:55)

This clip shows how to download the data for a PillCam™ COLON capsule endoscopy procedure from the data recorder to the workstation and start the creation of the video for review and reporting.
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03. PillCam™ COLON capsule pairing and ingestion - (01:18)

This clip shows the pairing of the PillCam™ COLON capsule with the data recorder before the procedure and the ingestion of the capsule.
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pdf Bowel Prep Guide (.pdf)

This guide describes the bowel regimen, which is designed to serve two purposes — cleanse the colon for high quality images and propel the capsule through the GI tract. It will help you instruct the patient on proper diet and bowel prep for the days leading up to the procedure and the day of the procedure.


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pdf Educational Hospital Poster (.pdf)

Hang this poster in your hospital to help guide discussions between your staff and patients regarding the procedure's purpose and benefits, and importance of a clean colon. Plus, you can review the colon anatomy and provide a few examples of colon pathology with this poster.


pdf Pre-procedure Checklist (.pdf)

This document is intended to provide detailed guidance for the clinical staff to utilize when planning for a colon capsule endoscopy procedure, preparing the equipment, and setting procedure expectations with the patient.


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Quick Reference Guides

The following materials will guide you through the step-by-step process to manage the bowel prep regimen in PillCam™ software v9, perform a PillCam™ COLON capsule procedure, and read a study in the software.

pdf In-service Training Presentation (.pdf)

These slides provide an overview of everything your clinical staff needs to know to perform a colon capsule endoscopy procedure. The content includes guidance for bowel preparation, equipment setup, and managing patient expectations.


pdf PillCam™ Remote Reading Platform (.pdf)

The PillCam™ remote reading platform is an ideal solution for areas including several hospitals and clinics, and where physicians who analyse PillCam™ capsule endoscopy are limited, enabling an efficient and safe way for multiple certified readers to work simultaneously — simplifying the diagnosis process for clinics and hospitals.



Indications, Contraindications and risk information

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.

Medtronic launches the PillCam™ Customer Experience Centre

The Medtronic PillCam™ Customer Experience Centre delivers:

  • A single port of call for PillCam™ related enquiries
  • Fast and accurate routing of enquiries across the Medtronic organization
  • Guidance and fast virtual troubleshooting services
  • Replacement of faulty equipment within 24 hours*

*subject to warranty or service agreement

Customer Experience Centre (CEC)

Tel: 0333 234 3604



For any queries, please contact the PillCam Customer Experience Center.



1. SPADA, Cristiano, et al. Colon capsule endoscopy. Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2015, 17.1: 19-23.