|Age:||18 years or older|
|Keywords:||Swallow, Aspiration, Chocking|
This study will use suction in the back of the throat during a Videofluoroscopic study. We hope it will reduce choking in patients who have difficulty swallowing.
A videofluoroscopic study is a dynamic swallow study performed as part of your routine care. During this study, you will be asked to swallow barium-coated foods of different volumes and consistencies. Barium will allow the food to show better on X-rays. Your doctor can then see changes in the shape of your tongue, back of your throat and upper esophagus. It helps visualize the muscular activity during swallowing.
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