ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Comprehensive text on the topic of swallowing fluoroscopy
· Beautifully illustrated with high quality color and black & white fluoroscopy images
· Written for SLP, ENT, GI, rehabilitation specialists, and radiologists interested in swallowing
· Covers topics such as radiation safety and protection, oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal phase abnormalities and objective fluoroscopic measures of timing and displacement
The Clinician’s Guide to Swallowing Fluoroscopy is a comprehensive resource for all dysphagia clinicians. This beautifully-illustrated text is intended for SLP, ENT, radiology, GI, and rehabilitation specialists interested in swallowing and addresses the need for an up-to-date, all-inclusive reference. Topics covered include radiation safety and protection, fluoroscopic oral, pharygeal, and esophageal phase protocols and abnormalities, and objective measures of timing and displacement.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » fluoroscopy - gastroenterology - head and neck surgery - otolaryngology - swallowing
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Otorhinolaryngology - Radiology - Surgery
Table of Contents
1. Radiation Safety.- 2. The Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study Technique and Protocol.- 3. The Videofluoroscopic Esophagram Technique and Protocol.- 4. Normal Oral and Pharyngeal Phase Fluoroscopy.- 5. Normal Pharyngoesophageal Segment Fluoroscopy.- 6. Normal Esophageal Fluoroscopy.- 7. Objective Measures on Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies.- 8. Fluoroscopy and Dysphagia Outcome Measures.- 9. Abnormal Oral and Pharyngeal Phase Fluoroscopy.- 10. Abnormal Pharyngoesophageal Segment Fluoroscopy.- 11. Abnormal Esophageal Fluoroscopy.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Dr. Peter Belafsky's primary clinical interests are the comprehensive diagnosis and management of voice, swallowing and airway disorders. As Medical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center at UC Davis, Dr. Belafsky treats a wide array of laryngeal and esophageal disorders. These disorders include but are not limited to vocal fold paralysis and paresis, vocal fold dysfunction (VCD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), chronic cough and dysphagia caused by stroke, ALS, Zenker's diverticulum, esophageal motility disorders, Parkinson's disease and swallowing problems suffered as a consequence of the treatment of head and neck cancer. Dr. Belafsky has pioneered minimally invasive treatments of voice and swallowing disorders and his primary research focus is the development of an artificial swallowing mechanism. He has created a medical device that can manually control the upper esophageal sphincter and is working on a comprehensive swallow propulsion system.