PillCam™ Patency Capsule
The PillCam™ Patency capsule is a dissolvable capsule that provides a simple and convenient way to verify adequate patency of the gastrointestinal tract prior to use of the PillCam™ SB3 and Pillcam Crohn’s.
For patients with known or suspected strictures, the PillCam™ Patency capsule may be given to verify adequate GI patency, allowing a physician to better assess if PillCam™ capsule endoscopy is a viable option.
The capsule is comprised of 10% barium and lactose, which allows visualisation via abdominal X-ray or a scout CT scan. There is also an internal Radio-Frequency Identification Tag, which measures roughly 10 × 2 mm; this allows the capsule to be detected / undetected by the PillCam™ Patency scanner and avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Provides a simple examination to verify functional patency of the GI tract
Shape and size comparable to the PillCam™ SB3 capsule
Radiation Free procedure (if not detected by PillCam™ Patency scanner)