Capsule endoscopy is an innovative non-invasive procedure, to diagnose
and treat patients with gastrointestinal disorders of the small intestine. With a
miniature camera on one end, the PillCam™ SB video capsule enables
physicians to visualize for the first time the entire length of the 21-foot-long
small intestine. The PillCam™ SB glides down the GI track taking
approximately 50,000 images of the small bowel. These images are transmitted
to and then stored on a recorder belt worn by the patient for an eight-hour
period. Upon completion, the physician views the images using the Given
Imaging workstation and RAPID® software to make a diagnosis.
For more information on Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's Gastrointestinal
Lab, please call 909.865.9858.