Introduction to the videofluoroscopic swallowing study

Newman, Roger D. (2012) Introduction to the videofluoroscopic swallowing study. In: Newman, Roger D., and Nightingale, Julie M., (eds.) Videofluoroscopy: a multidisciplinary team approach. Plural, San Diego, CA, USA, pp. 3-17.

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[Extract] This chapter introduces the reader to the relevant context for the videofluoroscopic swallowing study, and signposts the reader to subsequent chapters for more detailed information. Fluoroscopy is a general term used within radiology to encompass any procedure which uses real-time acquisition and display of x-ray images using an image intensification system. The "real-time" examination is displayed on a TV monitor, although this is often for the purposes of accurate positioning and centering, with static 2D image capture for archiving; see Chapter 8, Effective Use of Imaging Technology. A barium enema procedure to demonstrate the large intestine is one example of the use of conventional fluoroscopy. In contrast, videofluoroscopy refers to imaging in real time, where the dynamic images demonstrate features of physiology and function that contribute to the diagnosis. Images can be captured as "stills" or may be recorded in real time on video, DVD, or more increasingly a picture archiving and communication system (PACS). This is a recent addition to imaging technology enabling storage of, and access to, any obtained images from the majority of computer stations throughout, and beyond, the hospital.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-59756-439-7
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 03:01
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