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Motility Monitoring

What to Expect with SmartPill

Day 1

Because SmartPill measures the amount of time it takes food in your stomach to empty, when you arrive at your physician’s office, you will be provided with a SmartBar® meal to eat prior to swallowing the SmartPill capsule.
 
After swallowing the SmartPill capsule, you will be given the SmartPill recorder that records data that will be wirelessly transmitted from the SmartPill capsule.  This recorder should remain within two feet of you during the entire test and can be worn on a belt clip or lanyard for optimal mobility.
 
Once you leave your physician's office, you will be able to resume most of your normal activities, but should avoid excessive exercise.
 

Day 1-5

Throughout the test, the recorder should be worn at all times except during bathing and sleeping.  The recorder should be kept within two feet of you to ensure that all data are being transmitted and collected from the SmartPill capsule. 
 

Day 3-5

Once the SmartPill has passed with a regular bowel movement, you will return to your physician’s office and the data will be downloaded from the recorder. 
 

Interpretation and Consultation

Once the data have been downloaded, your physician will analyze and interpret your results.  Your physician will discuss the test results with you.