Specific abnormalities have been described following the advent of the modified barium swallow
(MBS) including oral-stage abnormalities of 'festination' of the tongue with repetitive tongue elevations (pumping) and prolonged 'ramping' of the tongue in an attempt to initiate a swallow (3)(4).
Speech pathologists and radiologists have developed procedures for modified barium swallow
approaches, including positional and postural adjustments and various liquid and solid mediums, for optimal diagnostic value.
If special problems exist, a speech pathologist may consult with the radiologist regarding a modified barium swallow
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A modified barium swallow
test and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing confirmed that aspiration was still present.
This study can frequently be used in lieu of the hospital based Modified Barium Swallow
(MBS) study to determine swallow abilities of patients.
(2005) further accounted for the less-than-optimal services as due to the lack of dedicated stroke units and instrumentation, specifically the imaging facilities for the gold standard of modified barium swallow
The most frequently used test for children is a video fluoroscopy (VFSS), which is a modified barium swallow
Barium radiography of the pharynx showing dynamic functionality of the uppermost pediatric GI tract, also known as the swallowing study or modified barium swallow
, has become more popular.
The patient completed a modified barium swallow
study, which showed an "odd" trajectory of the hyoid with hyolaryngeal elevation during the swallow.
“FEES has been shown to be equally good in the four major swallowing parameters, while being more convenient for the patient since it can be done bedside without the radiation associated with the competition Modified Barium Swallow
Study,” says Stuart Bradley, CEO of Altaravision, Inc.