A modified barium swallow test is designed to objectively identify problems with swallowing and aspiration.
One of the main ways swallowing disorders are diagnosed is by way of a modified barium swallow test. These tests are relatively risk-free, and they involve having a patient eat or drink something containing barium. Then, the barium is tracked via X-ray so the swallowing process and any abnormalities can be easily and accurately tracked. Here at TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform swallow tests at care facilities in our convenient, state-of-the-art traveling medical van, and we want your care facility to partner with us.
A modified barium swallow test is designed to objectively identify problems with swallowing and aspiration, and these tests can identify any occurrences at any of the three phases of the swallowing process. After the results are recorded, they can be used to determine if a patient needs a modified diet, if an alternate route of nutrition is required, and to help speech-language pathologists determine what types of swallowing therapy will be needed in the future.
We provide barium swallow tests directly at extended care facilities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities because our system offers a variety of benefits to our patients. For example, by coming directly to the residence of our patients, the length of time the testing process takes is drastically reduced and patients do not have to exhaust themselves traveling to a hospital for testing.
We are committed to providing our patients with compassionate, convenient service. Contact us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today to find out more about our modified barium swallow test procedures and how our approach can benefit your care facility.
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.