Initially cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2004, PillCam ® ESO is a patient-friendly tool
for visualizing the esophagus. By visualizing the esophagus, physicians can monitor and detect abnormalities including esophageal varices, Barrett’s Esophagus and esophageal cancers.
The PillCam® patency capsule is a dissolvable capsule that provides a simple and convenient way to verify adequate patency of the gastrointestinal tract prior to capsule endoscopy. In patients with known or suspected strictures, a PillCam patency capsule may be given to verify adequate patency, allowing a physician to better assess if PillCam capsule endoscopy is a good option for these patients.