SmartPill


 

SmartPill

SmartPill is the only standardized technology that can perform complete GI tract (gastric, small bowel and colon) motility diagnostics in a “one-step” procedure. Standardized protocol with easily interpreted results based on extensive literature and clearly defined normal/abnormal ranges. SmartPill provides full GI Motility profile and corresponding significant diagnostic gain over conventional motility tests GES & ROM. Full GI motility profile informs physician diagnosis and may curtail diagnostic odyssey routinely experienced by functional GI patients

 

Category 1 CPT Code: Currently 60+ million lives covered by insurance plans

Complete motility monitoring

- Gastric Emptying

- Small Bowel Transit

- Colonic Transit

- Whole Gut Transit

Measures pH, pressure, and temperature

                                                                                               Performed at a clinic or physician’s office to evaluate motility disorders

How Does it Work?

- Patient fasts overnight

- Patient ingests a SmartBar®, swallows the SmartPill capsule and wears the SmartPill recorder

- Patient goes about normal daily activities throughout the test. The data transmits to the recorder for up to 5 days

- Patient returns the recorder to the physician’s office where the data is downloaded to the computer

- Physician utilizes MotiliGI® software to graphically display test data and clinical end points

- Physician reviews collected data to generate interpretation and report


 

A SmartPill® Case Study
21-year-old woman
- Infrequent BM (1 month), generalized pain, nausea, vomiting (1 week)
- Refractory to fiber, bisacodyl and lubiprostone
- Colonoscopy revealed poor bowel preparation
Physician administered SmartPill to assess colonic transit as slow transit constipation was strongly suspected
SmartPill results:
- Normal stomach and SB: severe delayed colon (WGTT >127 hrs)
- CTT of 116 hrs
- Eliminated need for GES, SBFT and 7-day ROM test
- Absence of upper GI delay helped determine suitability for elective colectomy

 

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