What if physicians had a way to see inside a patient’s GI tract by having them simply swallowing a pill-sized camera? Today, more than a million patients have experienced the benefits from video capsule endoscopy (VCE). With VCE, physicians can visualize the intestines with a small, disposable capsule used to monitor and diagnose disorders of the gastrointestinal tract without sedation or invasive endoscopic procedures.
This procedure is the standard of care for small bowel evaluation, helping doctors detect the presence of inflammation and bleeding.
PillCam SB is the most widely used, patient-friendly tool for directly visualizing the small bowel to detect and monitor abnormalities. This procedure is the standard of care for small bowel evaluation, helping healthcare practitioners detect the presence of lesions and what may be the source of obscure GI bleeding, Crohn’s disease and iron deficiency anemia.
With PillCam SB, physicians can visualize the entire small bowel without putting their patients through a lengthy, uncomfortable procedure or having them undergo sedation. By simply swallowing a vitamin-sized capsule, physicians may detect and monitor lesions, ulcers, tumors, and bleeding within the small bowel.