Path to Dysphagia Diagnosis
  • Carinda Stout, MS CCC/SLP

Mobile MBSS vs the Hospital

A mobile MBSS (Modified Barium Swallow Study) provides a cost-efficient and convenient option to transporting a patient to an outpatient facility such as a hospital.

The MBSS is performed inside the mobile clinic that is parked outside the patient’s home, outpatient clinic, or physician’s office. The patient will be escorted on foot or in their wheelchair with the assistance of an electric wheelchair lift for easy access to the clinic.




This option eliminates fatigue from traveling to the hospital waiting room. The procedure is quick, non-invasive, and easy for patients. During the study, the patient sits comfortably in our climate controlled mobile clinic while they consume a variety of foods and drinks mixed with barium.


The procedure is quick, non-invasive, and easy for patients.

Results are immediate and the patient’s file containing the Speech Pathology Report, Provider Report, and the video are sent the same day. Obtaining the reports from the hospital often takes days following numerous phone calls to medical records, therefore delaying treatment or dietary recommendations for the patient. The Speech Pathology Report explains not only what occurred during the study, but the reason(s) why to assist with the patient’s plan of treatment.


Results are immediate and the patient’s file containing the Speech Pathology Report, Provider Report, and the video are sent the same day.

Follow-up testing also compares prior results with current function. Scheduling is simple and fast. Most patients can be seen in the same week even if they reside in a remote location.

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