The PillCam™ COLON system features a small camera inside a capsule. When you swallow the capsule, the camera captures images as it travels through your GI tract and transmits the images to a recorder that you wear on a belt.
The information gained from this innovative technology can help your doctor identify colon polyps, which is important, as these abnormal growths may eventually lead to cancer.
Risk Information: The risks of PillCam™ COLON capsule include capsule retention, aspiration, and skin irritation. The risks associated with colon preparation are allergies or other known contraindications to any preparation agents or medications used for the PillCam™ COLON regimen, according to laxative medication labeling and per physician discretion. Medical, endoscopic, or surgical intervention may be necessary to address any of these complications, should they occur. After ingesting the PillCam™ COLON capsule, and until the capsule is excreted, patients should not be near any source of powerful electromagnetic fields, such as one created near an MRI device. Please consult your physician for further information.