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The wireless motility capsule is used to evaluate patients with delayed gastric emptying, a condition known as gastroparesis. Gastroparesis occurs when the stomach takes too long to empty its contents.
You ingest the capsule. As you go about your daily activities, the capsule gathers information about your digestive system. It is a noninvasive, painless method of obtaining important data about your gastrointestinal tract.
The capsule gathers data about your gastric emptying time. Our gastroenterologists use it to evaluate:
Your doctor can also evaluate motility, which is how your digestive tract moves. The capsule does not take images of your digestive tract; rather, it is measuring the time it takes food products to move through your system.
The capsule is not for use in patients under 18 years of age. To complete a wireless motility study: