What is it?
PillCam COLON is the only minimally invasive tool that gives your doctor a direct view of the inside of your colon.
As a form of capsule endoscopy, PillCam COLON uses a miniaturized camera, which is contained in an easy-to-swallow and disposable capsule. This video capsule allows your doctor to see your entire colon and assess its health—including identifying the occurrence of polyps.
Because it does not require sedation, air inserted in the colon, or radiation, PillCam COLON offers you a more convenient and less risky procedure than other invasive colon exams with highly accurate* results from a minimally invasive test.
*"High accuracy" means more than 50% likely to detect large polyps as defined by Levin B, et al. Screening and Surveillance for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer and Adenomatous Polyps, 2008: A Joint Guideline from the American Cancer Society, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology. CA Cancer J Clin 2008;58:00-00.