When it comes to Crohn’s disease, does it feel like you're in the dark?
Shed some light on your Crohn’s.
If you have Crohn's disease, you're not alone.
Every year, more than 10,000 people in the US and Canada are
diagnosed with Crohn's disease.1
But that number has been
steadily increasing, and
there are currently more like
people with Crohn's.2
The truth is, a lot of people
might be in the dark when
it comes to Crohn's disease.
Even if you've had an upper
endoscopy or colonoscopy.
Those procedures may not
provide visualization of areas where
Crohn's can easily go undetected.3,4
And it can be difficult to treat what you can't see.
Fortunately, there is a
technology that can help.
PillCam™ SB capsule.
You swallow it with water, and
then it moves painlessly through
your digestive tract.
It's about the size of
a vitamin capsule.
It's equipped with a miniature
video camera and light source.
It's a capsule endoscope that captures images
of your small bowel and transmits them
to a recording device worn on your waist.
PillCam™ SB capsule works
For probably the first time,
your doctor will see your entire
small bowel from the inside out.
And have a clear view of what's
going on inside of your small bowel.
And can take steps to treat it.
Because an upper endoscopy stops
around the duodenum.5
And in one study, more than
half of Crohn's disease
patients had lesions
in their small bowel.6
In fact, in recent studies, 62%-64%
of Crohn's patients who had the
PillCam™ SB capsule evaluation
had their medication changed
after the exam.7,8
CTE scans and SBFT exams of the small bowel — while valuable — may not visualize the early stages of small bowel ulceration that the PillCam™ SB capsule can.4,9-12Like in this patient
The PillCam™ SB capsule can
detect earlier stages of disease –
and doesn't expose you to radiation.4,9,13
And capsule endoscopy is the most
patient-friendly method to obtain
direct visualization of the entire
the PillCam™ SB capsule
Knowing what's happening
in your small bowel is important
even if you aren't experiencing
Symptoms don't always reflect
the severity of your disease.14-16
This is where your
The PillCam™ SB capsule is different from other diagnostic tools.18 It offers simple and
non-invasive direct visualization of the small bowel without sedation.19
The PillCam™ small bowel capsule gives you and your doctor an ideal way to further investigate your small bowel.20
So you can feel
about your treatment.
When it comes to Crohn's, you
might feel like you're in the dark.
small bowel (SB) Capsule.