Videofluoroscopy: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Roger D. Newman and Julie M. Nightingale
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Videofluoroscopy: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach is a timely volume that helps to meet the growing need for multidisciplinary team knowledge of the videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS). Clinicians increasingly rely on the objective examination of swallowing to create a baseline as part of the patient's diagnosis and treatment. Much of the current literature focuses on the speech and language therapist working alongside a radiologist. However, the radiologist is increasingly no longer involved in the investigation, highlighting the need to amplify the multidisciplinary team knowledge of the procedure.

Increasing demand for new and established diagnostic and interventional procedures has encouraged innovative models of service delivery, resulting in an extended range of health professionals crossing the traditional practice boundaries. In particular, the radiographers who complete the examination, along with the speech and language therapists, need to learn more about the swallowing function. Likewise, it is essential that speech and language therapists increase their knowledge base on the radiographic aspects of the examination.

Authored by numerous highly regarded scholars, Videofluoroscopy: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach serves as a crucial resource to help all members of the videofluoroscopy service team acquire the knowledge and skills they require. The book is divided into two parts: Part One provides an overview of swallowing and an introduction to the VFSS. Part Two covers various clinical indications for VFSS, including stroke, neuromuscular conditions, pediatric disorders, learning disabilities, dementia, and head and neck cancers.



  • Cameron Sellars, SLT, Site and Team Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Bulletin, (July 2013):
    "This ambitious textbook and DVD is clearly designed for the SLT who is relatively new to the field of videofluoroscopy of swallow studies (VFSS). [I]t has much to offer the team considering establishing a new VFSS service and those who consider themselves "experts" will also find much that is instructive. It offers a comprehensive range of topics, across many clinical fields and clinical indications. The authors, many of whom are highly regarded in the world of dysphagia, are non-medical and include our radiography colleagues. The book includes many gems, not least the reminders by Huckabee, and Doeltgen, and Coyle to avoid a simple descriptive narrative of the VFSS and consider the underlying neurology and biomechanics..."

  • Roganie Govender, Consultant Speech & Language Therapist, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London Hospital, ENT & audiology news, (February 2015):
    "This book places videoflouroscopy in the context of a broader, more holistic approach to the management of patients with dysphagia...

    Individual chapters have been written by experts in their specific field, and contain well referenced up to date information with a distinctly clinical focus There is also a very useful chapter on improving patient experience and minimising risk, an aspect not always comprehensively covered in other texts...

    Each area describes the most common videofluoroscopic swallowing presentations with a good assortment of image illustrations as well as useful tips and special modifications to obtain the best images and clinical information during the fluoroscopy procedure...

    This edited book is a valuable resource for both new and well established clinicians, primarily speech & language therapists but equally a useful reference for any other health professional who may be regularly or intermittently involved with a videoflouroscopy service. The book is not intended to teach a clinician how to interpret videoflouroscopy images and should not be used as such."


    Details: 344 pages, B/W With Color Insert, Softcover, 7 x 10"
    ISBN13: 978-1-59756-439-7
    Release Date: 15/06/2012