Pill Cam

About Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy


Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy involves ingesting a PillCam SB capsule the size of a large vitamin which will pass naturally through your digestive system while taking pictures of the intestine.  The images are transmitted to the SensorArray.  The SensorArray is attached to a walkman-like DataRecorder which saves all the images.  It is located in the RecorderBelt, which is worn around your waist.  You will return the DataRecorder and sensor belt to your physician for data processing the next day before noon.  The PillCam SB capsule is disposable and will be excreted naturally in your bowel movement.  In the rare case that it is not excreted naturally, it may need to be removed endoscopically or surgically.


Note: The information in this section is provided as a supplement to information discussed with your healthcare provider. It is not intended to serve as a complete description of a particular topic or substitute for a clinic visit.