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PillCam Capsule Endoscopy

PillCam® COLON

PillCam COLON CapsulePillCam® COLON capsule endoscopy is a minimally invasive tool for direct visualization of the colon, including identifying the occurrence of polyps.  PillCam COLON is complementary to colonoscopy and may be used as an alternative for those who refuse other invasive colon exams or in some patients who have higher risk for complications from colonoscopy including patients with bleeding, or sedation risks, previous incomplete colonoscopy or for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. 

 

When Colonoscopy Is Not an Option

 PillCam COLON High Accuracy Low Accuracy Chart


* PillCam COLON has received a CE Mark, but is not cleared for marketing or available for commercial distribution in the U.S.A. and certain other countries.
 
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