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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

Presentations

- SmartPill® Overview
- SmartPill® System and Procedure Overview
- SmartPill® Motility Monitoring

 

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