Modified Barium Swallow (MBS DSS VFSS)

This procedure is done in conjunction with Speech-Language to evaluate the swallowing mechanism of the throat. The swallowing mechanism can be damaged by stroke or other types of diseases.

Preparation

  • There is no prep as a standalone study, unless this exam is being performed with another study, in which you would follow those guidelines.
     

Procedure

  • The exam is performed while the patient drinks barium or chews different types of food with barium and at the same time fluoroscopy (moving x-ray) is utilized.
  • This exam takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
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