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Latest Capsule endoscopy Stories

2008-10-07 09:00:56

Given Imaging, a developer and marketer of gastrointestinal diagnostic products, has launched Rapid 5 Access, a new software that reportedly facilitates physicians' reading PillCam videos anytime, anywhere with the most advanced software tools. According to the company, Rapid 5 Access brings many advantages to the capsule endoscopy program: it utilizes existing computers and network system to create, manage and store PillCam studies; imports patient demographic data for easy patient...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced data from a pilot study that demonstrate the Company's PillCam(R) capsule endoscopy of the esophagus can significantly reduce health care costs in a prison population through on-site evaluation of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients. Results were presented at Poster Session II (Abstract # P-648) of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2008 taking place in Orlando, Florida, October 3 to 8, 2008....

2008-07-14 00:00:26

Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) (TELAVIV: GIVN), the global leader in capsule endoscopy, today announced that Medical Mutual of Ohio, the state's oldest and largest health insurance company serving more than 3.9 million individuals in Ohio and South Carolina, has updated its capsule endoscopy policy effective May 9, 2008. Under the new guidelines, Medical Mutual will allow physicians to use PillCam SB as a primary test (standard endoscopic procedures and or SBFT are not required) for...

2008-07-09 18:00:35

Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) (TELAVIV: GIVN) today announced a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition found PillCam capsule endoscopy of the small bowel may enable more targeted and effective therapies for children with Crohn's disease. According to the study, the opportunities for improved treatment regimens were a direct result of reclassifying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from ulcerative or indeterminate colitis to definitive...

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2008-06-03 11:40:00

Images from inside the body? It can be done with tiny cameras which the patient has to swallow. In the past there was no way of controlling the device as it passed through the body. Now it can be steered and stopped where desired, and even deliver images of the esophagus.Images of the inside of the intestine can be obtained even today: The patient swallows a camera that is no larger than a candy. It makes its way through the intestine and transmits images of the intestinal villi to an...

2006-10-31 18:00:48

Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced new capsule endoscopy reimbursement policies for PillCam(TM) ESO and PillCam(TM) SB. Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy First Coast Service Options, Inc., administrator of Florida and Connecticut Medicare, has updated its capsule endoscopy guidelines becoming the first third-party payor to designate PillCam ESO to be medically reasonable and necessary as a diagnostic tool for patients who are unable to undergo conventional endoscopy or are...

2004-11-29 09:00:18

CINCINNATI, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given marketing clearance to the new PillCam(TM) ESO, a miniature color video camera in a pill that helps doctors diagnose and evaluate diseases of the esophagus such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis and Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition, according to InScope, a division of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) company. The PillCam(TM) ESO was...