Swallow Study Procedure

During your swallow study procedure, we will provide compassionate care from beginning to end.

Swallow Study Procedure

Here at TwinCity Medical Mobile, we provide trusted medical mobile services, and we are compassionate about providing our patients with the best level of care possible. If your physician has ordered a modified barium swallow test, here is a little bit of what you should expect during the swallow study procedure:

  • Your doctor may request that you avoid eating for a few hours before the test takes place so the best results are achieved.
  • You will come aboard our traveling medical van and drink a solution containing barium.
  • Once you have consumed the solution, you will be asked to lie on a tilting table so we can take X-rays.
  • After all necessary X-rays have been taken, a process which generally takes about 30 minutes, you will be allowed to leave our van so you can go home and resume your normal daily activities.

The results of your swallow study procedure will be recorded via DVR so they can be submitted and reviewed by anyone who needs access to them. Please know that you can also have someone come with you to your swallow study to provide additional support during the process.

At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about our swallow study procedure and how we make the process convenient and beneficial from start to finish. For more information, please contact us today.


At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform swallow study procedures in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Charlotte, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.