SmartPill™ Motility

What is SmartPill™?

SmartPill™ Motility is a single-use capsule that you swallow which travels through your GI tract and wirelessly transmits data about your GI tract to a recorder worn on a belt clip or pouch. The data collected allows your physician to thoroughly evaluate the transit time of your entire GI tract without using radiation. Ingestion of the capsule does not require sedation, thus after swallowing; you are able to resume most of your normal daily activities while test data is collected.

Overview

The SmartPill™ motility testing system features an ingestible capsule that measures pressure, pH, transit time and temperature as it passes through the entire gastrointestinal tract. The sensor-based capsule allows for GI functional assessment with a single test and provides valuable diagnostic information, including gastric emptying time, colonic transit time, whole gut transit time and pressure patterns from the antrum and duodenum.

The SmartPill™ motility testing system calculates colonic transit time for the evaluation of colonic transit in patients with chronic constipation and differentiation of slow and normal transit constipation. The system also measures combined small and large bowel transit time, which is used as a surrogate measure of colonic transit in patients with chronic constipation when colonic transit time alone cannot be determined.

  • The only motility test that provides a complete transit profile of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Increased sensitivity compared to Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy (GES) and Radio Opaque Markers (ROM)1
  • Ability to localize disease to specific regions of the GI tract in the presence of overlapping motility symptoms2
  • Standardized motility testing process with benchmarked results1

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (925) 627-3492