Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) utilizes a camera pill which is swallowed to visualize the small bowel
The Small intestine is 20 feet long, and most of it is not easily accessible by regular endoscopy. There are numerous folds throughout the small bowel
First generation video capsules (GIVEN) only have one camera facing forward. Due to this limitation, much of the area in between the folds is missed
At Monmouth Digestive health we offer the latest VCE technology called Capsovision, which has 4 cameras, facing to the side, which sees in between the folds, finding more lesions than standard pills.
The Given system requires a bulky vest to be worn for 7 hours, and the images are wirelessly transmitted to a recorder in the vest. The Vest must be returned to the Dr's. Office for downloading
Capsovision records the images directly to the pill, which is then retrieved and mailed to the company from your home and downloaded to the cloud there. The Dr. then reviews the images online. No return trip to the office is needed.
Given requires a significant investment in equipment by the practice which includes the vest, battery packs, recorder, and downloading equipment. Therefore, they are unlikely to use any other system.