Safe diagnostics for motility disorders
Transit-Pelletsmethod™ (formerly known as Abrahamsson Method), also known in some circles, as Sahlgrenska Method is a unique method designed for colonic transit studies. By using this Swedish method, physicians and radiologists can distinguish between normal, slow and rapid transit. Moreover it is possible to assess where the dysfunction in the colon is present.
The principle is that the patient swallows a fix dose of Transit-Pellets™ radiopaque markers for six days. On day seven, a single abdominal radiograph is taken. The patient colonic transit time is calculated as the mean oro-anal transit time (OATT, mouth-to-anus) in days of swallowed doses. This value is obtained base on the number of retained markers that are left and in which segment the markers are located (Reading the Results).
Indications for colonic transit measurement
Measurement of colonic transit time with Transit-Pelletsmethod™ and Transit-Pellets™ radiopaque markers is a useful diagnostic test in the investigation and assessment of many gastrointestinal disorders, but otherwise negative GI evaluations.
Many experts agree that colonic transit test should be done early in the investigation of patients with motility disorders. Treating physicians are able to use the total and segmental values traced with the use of Transit-Pelletsmethod™ combined with Transit-Pellets™ radiopaque markers as a guide to appropriate therapy. Physicians may also use the colonic test results to assess the response to therapy. The method and product is particularly useful for evaluation of patients with bothersome constipation, chronic diarrhea, constipation-dominated Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-C) and diarrhea-dominated Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D).