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  1. Here is a [more detailed explanation](https://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgifs/comments/44diq2/xray_of_someone_drinking_a_barium_cocktail_xpost/czpivv6) by /u/littlebirdytoldme in /r/educationalgifs :

    >”A Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) is a fluoroscopic procedure designed to determine whether food or liquid is entering a person’s lungs, also known as aspiration.

    > It permits the medical team to observe the coordination of anatomical structures in the mouth and throat, as they are actively functioning when chewing, drinking, and swallowing. It also identifies the reason for aspiration.”

    >From here: https://www.mybwmc.org/modified-barium-swallow-faqs

    >The person in the gif didn’t aspirate.

    >Source: I’m a speech-language pathologist. One thing we do is observe these to figure out why a person isn’t swallowing safely and do therapy with them to try and fix it.

  2. This is the example for the “normal” swallow on the MBSImP. I’ve seen that clip so many times… Might be more interesting for people if you add some of the impaired swallows also.

  3. I had this done when I was a kid, I had difficulties in swallowing and always kept getting food stuck in my throat. Had to eat food covered in the stuff that shows up on xray. Taste like metal,but its so cool to watch yourself as a skeleton eating stuff and watching it go down

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