Measure colonic transit time with Transit-Pellets™ Radiopaque Markers

Quality permeates everything we do! For us at Medifactia, quality is everything, both in terms of product reliability and delivery dependability.

The quality of our medical technical product Transit-Pellets™ radiopaque markers and our services; the well publicized fact that Transit-Pelletsmethod™ (also known as Abrahamsson Method) is the one and only method recommended by the Scandinavian Association for Gastrointestinal Motility (SAGIM) are often listed amongst the reasons why our method and product are selected by healthcare practitioners operating at hospitals and healthcare centers large and small.

Why colonic transit time is useful to measure

Primary care physicians spend enormous amounts of office time each year seeing patients concerning constipation or diarrhoea. The majority of these complaints can be resolved with dietary changes, increased exercise, and medication modifications. However, many lower gut motility conditions involving functional disorders within the colon, pelvic floor, or anal sphincter require further diagnostic testing and treatment for resolution.

Colonic transit time has been traditionally measured using radiopaque markers. Measurement of colonic transit time is useful in evaluating colonic motility, and allows both the severity of the problem and the response to therapy to be assessed. The technique is simple and inexpensive and can be performed in any radiology department by staff trained in handling X-ray device and having a basic understanding of gut transit function. The total and segmental colonic transit time, traced by radiopaque markers, makes possible the identification of the colon segment that has the motility alteration.

Transit-Pellets™ Radiopaque Markers

Transit-Pellets™ are composed of a fixed dose of high quality radiopaque markers packed for measuring colonic transit time according to the Transit-Pelletsmethod™. The principle to take 10 particles daily in the morning for six days and a radiograph on day 7 is sufficient to measure slow and normal colonic transit.

By dividing the particle dose on day six by taking five in the morning and five in the evening the whole range of transit times (rapid, normal and slow) can be measured from the radiograph. This application and use of Transit-Pellets™ radiopaque markers can thus elucidate all forms of colonic transit disturbances with the same type of investigation irrespective of the predominant symptom.

Transit-Pellets™ radiopaque markers contain Barium Sulphate, which is a recognised seal of quality in radiology since the early 1900s. Transit-Pellets™ radiopaque marker contains no animal substances or traces of gluten. For a full table of content, please see the Patient Information Leaflet. Transit-Pellets™ has a shelf life of five years after production date. Each box of Transit-Pellets™ shall be stored in the original packaging in a temperature no higher than 25° C (77° F).

Quality assurance work is always in progress, and we’re not complacent. Medifactia’s products are expected to meet both regulatory requirements and the expectations of our customers. Therefore in collaboration with Hasse Abrahamsson and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, our product Transit-Pellets™ radiopaque marker is CE marked.

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