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Table 1 Gastric transit and small intestinal transit times obtained using the magnet-PillCam unit and the magnetic pill in eight subjects

From: Gastric transit and small intestinal transit time and motility assessed by a magnet tracking system

Subject ID Magnet-PillCam unit Magnetic pill alone
  PillCam MTS-1 MTS-1
  Gastric transit (min) Small intestinal transit (min) Gastric transit (min) Small intestinal transit (min) Gastric transit (min) Small intestinal transit (min)
1 127 - 133 - 73 402
2 29 241 30 241 53 251
3 19 292 20 284-294 4 260
4 60 307 60 255 52 -
5 7 275 5 276 48 292
6 55 209 53 209 17 261
7 107 245 107 245 23 -
8 60 398 59 398 18 241
Median 57.5 275 56 255 35.5 260.5
  1. The magnet-PillCam unit was ingested during fast and a meal was given after four hours. In subject number four, ileocecal passage took place during a ten minutes break. Ileocecal passage determined with capsule endoscopy took place after eight minutes into the break, and error of 8 min was used for comparison with the PillCam. In three of sixteen investigations, ileocecal passage did not occur during the eight hour protocol.