PillCam COLON uses a miniaturized camera
contained in a disposable capsule that naturally passes through the digestive
system, allowing physicians to directly view the entire colon, without sedation
or radiation. For patients who have
had an incomplete colonoscopy which was not due to poor prep, PillCam COLON can be used to non-invasively
complete the colon exam.
Undergoing a complete colon evaluation is extremely important for the
detection of polyps, small clumps of cells that form in the lining of the colon
that can become cancerous over time. PillCam COLON is the only accurate,
non-invasive test that directly visualizes the colon to detect polyps, which is
the first step in preventing colorectal cancer.