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What is Capsule Endoscope examination?
MiroCam® is the capsule endoscope with the diameter and length of 11x24mm and is intended for visualization of the small bowel mucosa as an adjunctive tool in the detection of abnormalities of the small bowel.  The device captures images of the small bowel with a wireless camera contained in a capsule. This device includes an ingestible capsule containing a light source, camera, transmitter, and battery.
MiroCam® has the longest operation time of more than 11hours.  Longest operation time ensures images of entire small bowel and also able to capture colon images.  MiroCam® Capseule endoscope procedure is a safe and patient friendly procedure and the patient can go about a normal daily life.  
Post capsule procedure
The MiroCam capsule is disposable and it is excreted from the patient naturally.
How large is the capsule endoscope?  Is there any pain when swallowing the capsule?
MiroCam capsule endoscope measures 11x24mm and weighs 3.45g.  The capsule endoscopy procedure enables painless and non-invasiveobservation of the entire small bowel.
How long is the capsule endoscope procedure?
The Capsule takes images of entire small bowel for 12 hours and after 12 hours, the receiver turns off automatically.
Can pediatric patients go through the capsule endoscopy procedure?
Pediatric patients as young as 5 years of age may go through the procedure.
Where is the small bowel located and what does it do?
The small bowel digests and absorbs nutrients from food and is located between the stomach and colon with a length of 6-7M.
What is the preparation process?
After the patient arrives at the hospital, the hospital staff will attach the sensor pads as well as the receiver which stores the images taken from the capsule endoscope.  After ingesting the capsule, the capsule will take images of digestive tract.  After the procedure, the patient should return the receiver to the hospital where the images will be uploaded to the MiroView work station where the diagnosis will be made.
What happens during the capsule endoscopy procedure?
The capsule endoscope will aid in the diagnoses of Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Disease, Tumor, Malabsorption Syndrome that the conventional endoscope could not find.
What are the contraindications to undergo the capsule endoscopy procedure?
Capsule endoscopy procedure is contraindicated in patient with GastroIntestinal Obstruction, patient with known or suspected Perforation or Stenosis, patient with oral communication problem, patient with Deverticulosis of the small bowel, patient with Pacemaker and patient with medical device, such as a defibrillator inserted in the body.
What are pre-procedure instructions?
For more accurate data and better analysis, the patient should fast for at least 12 hours prior to the procedure. Patient may only drink water (no food or other beverages such as milk or coffee).  After taking the PEG the night before, the patient should go to the hospital the day of the procedure and take anti-foaming agent, simethicone.
What happens during the procedure?
Daily Activities, aside from strenuous activity, is permitted (ie. daily activities including walking, sitting, driving etc.)
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