[PillCam capsule endoscopy for the diagnosis of colonic diseases]

Cristiano Spada, Guido Costamagna, Cesare Hassan, Me Riccioni

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PillCam Colon Capsule Endoscopy (PCCE) represents one of the newest diagnostic, endoscopic technology designed to explore the colon. It is a non-invasive, swallowing colonoscope that is able to explore the colon without requiring sedation, nor radiation. The colon capsule measures 31 mm x 11 mm. It has dual cameras that enable to take pictures from both ends at a frame rate of 4 frames per second. The goal of PCCE is to substitute the conventional colonoscopy in the diagnosis of colonic diseases and to discriminate patients who deserve a conventional colonoscopy. Although the preliminary results available in literature are encouraging, further studies are needed to confirm and increase the accuracy parameters and to select a more tolerable and effective regimen of preparation.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] [PillCam capsule endoscopy for the diagnosis of colonic diseases]
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)227-231
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010


  • Aged
  • Capsule Endoscopes
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonic Diseases
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Sensitivity and Specificity


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