Swallow Studies

Modified Barium Swallow (MBS)

This is a videofluoroscopic study done with a radiologist and a speech language pathologist which assesses the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal structures and their function during swallowing; may incorporate modifications in bolus size, texture, patient positioning, and use of compensatory maneuvers. May be essential to determine potential treatment approaches and reduction of threat of aspiration.

Additional Resources

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

10123 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97216(503) 257-2500