Solar GI

Diagnostic solution for routine esophageal manometry studies.

Solar GI

- Overview

Conventional Gastrointestinal Manometry

Solar GI is a conventional manometry system offering all of the GI diagnostic tools needed for manometry examinations. Its plug-and-play design provides incomparable flexibility in configuring a system to meet all your specific diagnostic needs.

In addition, Solar GI can be used to perform antroduodenal manometry, sphincter of oddi manometry, colonic manometry, anorectal manometry and basic biofeedback studies as well.

You can easily perform resting, squeeze, cough and push tests as well as determine the functional length of the anal canal, rectal sensitivity, inhibitory reflex and rectal capacity and compliance.

Solar GI is prepared for a future upgrade to a full High Resolution Manometry system.

Some LABORIE products may not be available in certain regions.

Please contact your local LABORIE Sales Representative to learn more about the products available to you.


+ Benefits

Features and Functionality:

  • Conventional Manometry system with possibility to upgrade to High Resolution Manometry system in future
  • Plug-and-play system measuring up to 60 channels
  • Complete measurement and analysis of gastrointestinal (GI) tract motility disorders.
  • Quick and easy access to extensive patient data.
  • Customized results, reports and standardized letters.
  • Solar GI software available in more than 15 languages.


  • Sphincter of oddi manometry
  • Antroduodenal (small bowel) manometry
  • Colon manometry
  • Anorectal (3D-VVP)
  • Upgrade to High Resolution applications for esophageal manometry, antroduodenal manometry, colon manometry and anorectal manometry.
  • Synchronized video manometry (swallow studies & defecography)

Optimize Workflow :

  • EMR/HIS connectivity
  • DICOM PACS- offers time-saving routines and paperless procedures.
  • Network capabilities (multiple systems in one network)

+ Specifications

Procedure Type: Esophageal Body Manometry, LES Manometry

Channels: 12 Pressure channels, Swallow and Respiration channel (optional), EMG channel (optional), Easy Upgrade to 24 Pressure channels HRM/HRIM/HRAM

Software: Extensive Patient Database, Up to 9 Investigation Protocols, User-Configurable Reports (MMS Reporter), Multiple Languages

Power: 110 or 220 V

Compatibility: Air-Charged, Fluid-Filled and Solid-State Catheters

Recommended Operating System: Windows 7 (Professional edition 32 or 64 bit) or Windows 8 (Pro 64 bit)

Recommended Monitor: 17 in Color Monitor

Options: Anorectal Manometry, High Resolution Anorectal Manometry (HRAM), 360 Degrees Tube View for LES and HRAM, UES Manometry, Sphincter of Oddi, AD/Small Bowel Manometry, Colon Manometry, Neuro, EMG, High Speed EMG, EGG (not in USA), Biofeedback, Network, HIS, Video GI, Catheter Puller (Wireless or Wired)

+ Clinical Information

Clinical Info Diagram-GI- Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal Manometry

In GI Motility, the study of the esophageal body evaluates the response of the muscles to a swallow and the relaxation of the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES). The main purpose of esophageal manometry is to diagnose esophageal motility dysfunction.

Normally the muscles contract in an orderly sequence from top to bottom (peristalsis) to transport the swallowed bolus into the stomach.

Esophageal manometry can be split into three parts:

  • Upper Esophageal Sphincter (UES) manometry
  • Esophageal body manometry
  • Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) manometry

Adding (high resolution) video capabilities to UES manometry offers ENT specialists a conclusive tool in swallow studies.

Upper Esophageal Sphincter Manometry

The assessment of the UES can be the final part of the esophageal manometry study or can be performed separately. The UES has a high resting pressure and relaxes during a swallow. The relaxation and resting pressure of the UES can be determined with a solid-state pressure catheter.

Esophageal Body Manometry

Esophageal body manometry testing can be performed by measuring the pressures in the esophagus. The peristaltic contraction after a wet swallow and the coordination with LES relaxation can be investigated.

Lower Esophageal Sphincter Manometry

The Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) consists of smooth muscles which are normally contracted to maintain closure. On swallow, the LES opens and relaxes. To investigate the LES, a pressure catheter is pulled from the stomach through the LES into the esophagus.

The LES investigation is primarily intended to perform the Rapid Pull Through technique, where the catheter is pulled out of the stomach into the esophagus at a constant speed by means of a puller device. In case 4 or more channel are measured radially, the obtained data can be used to create a three-dimensional image of the LES.

LABORIE offers a full line of specialty catheters for performing manometry studies.

Clinical Info Diagram-Urology & GI- Anorectal Manometry

Anorectal Manometry

Anorectal manometry is a diagnostic test performed to evaluate patients with symptoms such as constipation, fecal incontinence and pelvic/anorectal pain.

Measurements of resting pressures, pressures generated by the anal sphincters (IAS/EAS), along with recording the sensation volumes in the rectum, are useful in determining the cause of fecal incontinence when it is suspected that surgery or disease has injured the nervesor muscles in the anus, or when diabetes may have resulted in impaired sensation in the rectum.

LABORIE is passionate about bringing freedom and dignity to patients suffering from gastroenterological diseases and disorders through innovation in diagnostic and treatment options. We work with leading clinician-researchers and local universities to incorporate the most recent advancements and technical knowledge into our products while reflecting practical realities of the typical GI clinic.

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