Some of the traditional tests for monitoring Crohn’s disease require radiation exposure. The long-term effects associated with radiation exposure are a great concern for 72% of Crohn’s disease patients.1    Aside from no radiation exposure, capsule endoscopy offers several benefits compared to traditional modalities for the diagnosis and monitoring of Crohn’s disease.
Risk Information: The risks of the PillCam™ Crohn’s capsule include capsule retention, aspiration, and skin irritation. The risks associated with colon preparation are allergies or other known contraindications to any preparation agents or medications used for the PillCam™ Crohn’s system regimen, according to laxative medication labeling and per physician discretion. Medical, endoscopic, or surgical intervention may be necessary to address any of these complications, should they occur. After ingesting the PillCam™ Crohn’s capsule, and until the capsule is excreted, patients should not be near any source of powerful electromagnetic fields, such as one created near an MRI device. Please refer to the product user manual or pillcamcrohnscapsule.eu for detailed information.