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What occurs in a video fluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing?

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Barium is imaged

You swallow a radio-opaque solution of barium (chalky tasting) while a video xray is run which follows the solution through your mouth--throat-esophagus and into your stomach to see if there is any slow down or catch area as you swallow.
Painless.

In brief: Barium is imaged

You swallow a radio-opaque solution of barium (chalky tasting) while a video xray is run which follows the solution through your mouth--throat-esophagus and into your stomach to see if there is any slow down or catch area as you swallow.
Painless.
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Swallowing/feeding

Videofluoroscopy is recorded dynamic radiography that utilizes continuous x-rays to assess swallowing function.
Chemicals stored in the fluorescent screen become illuminated when they are exposed to x-rays. This helps identify the swallowing or feeding disorders (dysphagia). Tests are usually done by speech-language pathologist.

In brief: Swallowing/feeding

Videofluoroscopy is recorded dynamic radiography that utilizes continuous x-rays to assess swallowing function.
Chemicals stored in the fluorescent screen become illuminated when they are exposed to x-rays. This helps identify the swallowing or feeding disorders (dysphagia). Tests are usually done by speech-language pathologist.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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