They used video fluoroscopy
to evaluate swallowing.
Presently the gold standard for assessment of velopharyngeal incompetence is "direct visualization" procedures like multi-view video fluoroscopy and nasopahryngoscopy.
In 1969 two new procedures for direct visualization of the velopharyngeal valve were introduced; the multi-view video fluoroscopy (Skolnick) (7,8,9) and nasopharyngoscopy by (Pigott).
Speech language therapy for vent residents has been extensive, including, multiple bedside and in-house video fluoroscopy
swallowing evaluations (and preparation of related individualized diet consistencies), assistive devices ranging from low-tech communication boards to sophisticated laptop computer devices, and an array of tracheostomy "speaking" valves.
These measurements normally take place with concurrent video fluoroscopy
, and the workstation allows precise time alignment between the physiological measurements and video data.
The Directors further announced that it is finalizing the sale of its interest of AVF (Advanced Video Fluoroscopy
& Video Imaging Inc.
Pink Sheets:CLVE) announces that it has received an offer for the Company's interest in Advanced Video Fluoroscopy
& Nuclear Imaging Inc.
Nemergut went on to state that the funds will be used to acquire Advanced Video Fluoroscopy & Nuclear Imaging Inc.
AVF provides mobile video fluoroscopy examination, with licensed physician in attendance, throughout New York City.