PillCam COLON 2 capsule endoscopy offers a patient-friendly option for visualization of the colon mucosa. This advanced imaging technology is complementary to traditional, therapeutic colonoscopy and may be an appropriate exam for those patients who are unwilling or unable to undergo traditional colonoscopy. Advancements in the PillCam Platform with PillCam COLON 2 enables a smarter approach to colon capsule endoscopy and a patient-friendly option for visualization of the colon. PillCam COLON was cleared for marketing in the European Union in October 2006 and Israel in February 2008; the second-generation capsule, PillCam COLON 2, was cleared by the European Union in September 2009. PillCam COLON 2 offers intelligent functionality, superior imaging and a convenient workflow. Smart technology enables it to adjust the frame rate in real time to maximize colon tissue coverage, and the imaging devices on either end of the capsule provide a near 360? view of the colon. The improved study process simplifies the procedure and patient management, allowing for more efficient utilization of staff time and resources. How the Procedure Works Preparation for the PillCam COLON 2 procedure is similar to a traditional colonoscopy. A patient maintains a liquid diet the day prior to the exam and takes laxatives the night before the procedure. The following morning the patient arrives at the physician’s office, where he or she is prepped for the procedure. This includes attaching the SensorArray to the patient’s abdomen and the DataRecorder to a belt around the patient’s waist.
- Type of imagery: : for digestive endoscopy