A modified barium swallow test can confirm swallowing disorders.
If you have a swallowing disorder, your treating physician or speech therapist may confirm the diagnosis by way of a modified barium swallow test. During an MBS procedure, the following will occur:
- You will consume a liquid containing barium.
- As the barium solution moves through your digestive tract, it will be followed via X-ray.
- Generally speaking, you are strapped to a table that tilts, so the person performing the test can see how the barium travels through different areas.
- Depending on the extent of the testing, you may be asked to consume more barium to see where it travels.
In most cases, one of these tests takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform modified barium swallow tests throughout the Hickory, North Carolina. We believe in making the process as comfortable and convenient as possible for our patients, which is why we travel directly to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other care facilities in our state-of-the-art medical van to perform testing. This way, our patients do not have to go through the time-consuming, arduous process of leaving their homes for testing in a hospital or outpatient facility.
We are eager to tell you more information about our unique approach to modified barium swallow testing and how it can benefit your facility. To schedule testing or to find out more about what we offer, reach out to us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today.
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform modified barium swallow tests in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Charlotte, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, High Point, and Concord, North Carolina.