Dysphagia pp 411-424 | Cite as

The Therapeutic Swallowing Study

  • Margareta Bülow
  • Bonnie Martin-Harris
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Videoradiography is one of the most frequently used instrumental techniques to assess oral and pharyngeal swallowing dysfunction. A therapeutic swallowing study should always be performed in collaboration between a trained speech/language pathologist and a radiologist. Focus during the examination is the oral and pharyngeal phases of deglutition. The swallowing function is tested with various bolus volumes and textures. Implementation of trial therapeutic strategies is another important component of the examination. The study is recorded on a dynamic medium making it possible to analyse structural movements in relation to constant flow after the examination. After the examination the SLP and the radiologist document a collaborative report.


Tongue Base Posterior Pharyngeal Wall Bolus Volume Barium Sulphate Dysphagic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurological Department and Diagnostic Centre of Imaging and Functional MedicineSkåne University HospitalMalmöSweden
  2. 2.MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Otolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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