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What is the difference between modified barium swallow and barium swallow?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
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Also question is, is a barium swallow and an Esophagram the same thing?
A barium swallow test (Cine esophagram, swallowing study, Esophagography) is a special type of imaging test that uses barium and X-rays to create images of your upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Your upper GI tract includes the back of your mouth and throat (pharynx) and your esophagus.
Similarly, how long does it take to do a modified barium swallow test? The imaging part of this procedure usually takes about 15 minutes.
Herein, who performs modified barium swallow?
A Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS) is a special x-ray that allows the Radiologist (who specializes in using x-rays) and Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to identify why you are having trouble swallowing.
What is the prep for a barium swallow?
People who are undergoing a barium swallow should not eat or drink for a few hours before the test. In some cases, the doctor may ask the person to stop taking medication before the test. Some hospitals recommend not chewing gum, eating mints, or smoking cigarettes after midnight the night before a barium swallow test.