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How is modified barium swollow test different from old style barium swollow test?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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There are a variety of ways a barium swallow test can be conducted.
The most common is simply having the patient swallow oral contrast while the radiologist watches the passage of barium down the esophagus. Sometimes different textures of barium are tested to see how each moves from the mouth to the esophagus and down. A modified barium swallow with speech therapist helps assess for aspiration.

In brief: Here's Answer #6

There are a variety of ways a barium swallow test can be conducted.
The most common is simply having the patient swallow oral contrast while the radiologist watches the passage of barium down the esophagus. Sometimes different textures of barium are tested to see how each moves from the mouth to the esophagus and down. A modified barium swallow with speech therapist helps assess for aspiration.
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