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Q: WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR NAVICAM™ STOMACH CAPSULE?

A: The formal indication per the FDA is: The NaviCam™ Stomach System is intended for visualization of the stomach of adults (≥22 years old) with BMI less than 38. The system can be used in clinics and hospitals, including ER settings.

Q: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SITUATIONS WHERE MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY MIGHT BE USED?

A: The NaviCam Stomach System is intended for visualization as indicated. Anything that the physician believes can be visualized on the mucosa such as injury, cancer, polyps, lesions, bleeding, ulcer could be a consideration for NaviCam. Additionally, if the patient is unwilling or unable to have or tolerate EGD then NaviCam Stomach. 

Q: WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS OF MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY?

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Q: CAN CHILDREN DO CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY?

A: Indications in the U.S. are currently for patients ≥22 years of age. In Europe, children are included/allowed.

Q: CAN CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY BE PERFORMED ON PATIENTS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE SURGERY?

A: This depends on which type of surgery has been taken. If a patient has undergone surgeries, such as Billroth II gastrojejunostomy and its variants, or small intestine resection and anastomosis, capsule endoscopy is not allowed.

Q: WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED TYPICAL PREP PRIOR TO CONDUCTING MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY?

A: The gastric preparation is suggested to be as follows:

Q: AFTER THE STOMACH EXAMINATION, WHAT PRECAUTIONS AND/OR GUIDANCE SHOULD THE PATIENT BE GIVEN?

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Q: WHAT IS THE TYPICAL TIME FOR GASTRIC EXAMINATION WITH THE MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED CAPSULE ENDOSCOPE?

A: It usually takes 15-20 minutes for the manipulating capsule inside the stomach, to get full visualization of the stomach. Of course, operator experience is a large factor.

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED CAPSULED ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER TYPES OF CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY?

A: MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED CAPSULED ENDOSCOPY is equipped with patented technologies for actively controlling the movement of the capsule inside the stomach by the magnetic field outside the human body allowing it to visualize the stomach more thoroughly.

Q: WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY COMPARED WITH TRADITIONAL ELECTRONIC ENDOSCOPY?

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Q: HOW CAN YOU CONFIRM WHETHER THE CAPSULE IS DISCHARGED FROM THE BODY?

A: AnX Robotica’s patented locator can be used to check, by magnetic induction, whether the capsule is still inside the body, regardless of the capsule being active or not. Alternatively, an abdominal x-ray can be used.

Q: HOW LONG DOES THE CAPSULE REMAIN IN THE BODY?

A: This varies significantly by patient. Studies have shown that it takes an average of approximately 24 hours for the capsule to leave the body, however, sometimes it may be as long as 2 weeks.

Q: CAN PATIENTS FLY BEFORE THE CAPSULE IS DISCHARGED?

A: There have been no reported incidents of problems passing the security check.

Q: CAN PATIENTS HAVE AN MRI EXAMINATION BEFORE THE CAPSULE IS DISCHARGED?

A: No, this is contraindicated because of the strong magnetic field used in MRI examination.

Q: CAN THE CAPSULES BE REUSED?

A: No, the capsule is a single-use, disposable device.

Q: IS THE CAPSULE STERILE?

A: Yes, the capsule is supplied in a sterile package with a shelf life of 14 months.

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