Pill Cam Device
Pill Cam Device can aid in the early detection of disorders
During a capsule endoscopy procedure, the patient will swallow a tiny camera that’s about the size of a large vitamin pill. The Pillcam is a capsule you swallow is designed to examine the small bowel. The PillCam SB system is an ingestible capsule the size of a vitamin. It contains a tiny camera and light source that takes pictures of your small intestine as it travels naturally through your digestive tract. It takes 2 to 6 images per second, generating anywhere from 57,600 to 172,800 pictures in an eight-hour period. The images are then transmitted to a recorder that you wear on a strap across your body. Sensors placed on your stomach or in a sensor belt help transmit these images.
PillCam can aid in the early detection of disorders of the small intestine such as Crohn’s disease, iron deficiency anemia, small bowel tumors, and celiac disease.Contact Research