Mobile Dysphagia Consultants

MTI Exhibiting FALL 2018 - Stop by MTI Booth!

RIHCA Conference - Rhode Island Health Care Association Expo

Exhibit - Friday, January 19, 2018

Crown Plaza At The Crossings

801 Greenwich Ave

Warwick, RI 02886

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING SOON!

 

Chewy

Our newest mobile medical clinic Chewy, weighing in at a bouncy 13,000 pounds, fully equipped with X-Ray Vision! Come on board Chewy and observe the consultation

Service Agreements for Skilled Nursing Facilities & Rehab Hospitals

Please contact Charlene McKenzie, Vice President of Business Development at 978.750.0300 or email her at charlene@massteximaging.com.

Free Dysphagia In-Services

If you are interested in having Joan Kelly Arsenault, MA, CCC-SLP BCS-S present or provide a FREE in-service at your facility/agency, please contact Charlene McKenzie, Vice President of Business Development at 978.750.0300 or email her at charlene@massteximaging.com.

 

MassTex Imaging, proudly adopts the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI).

 

MTI Speaks at Graduate Student Programs:

Inquire today at mbssonline@massteximaging.com

Attention: Amy Litwack, MS, CCC SLP/BCS-S

MassTex Imaging MBSS Pictures Featured in a Book called Essentials of Communication Sciences & Disorders by Paul T. Fogle. PH.D., CCC-SLP Professor Emeritus Click for Excerpt of Chapter 18

The modified barium swallow study (also known as a videofluoroscopy swallow study [VFSS]) is considered the “gold standard” instrumental evaluation for viewing the physiology of the swallow and determining the presence or absence of aspiration (Logemann, 1998; Swigert, 2007) (FIGURE 18-3).

FIGURE 18-3

FIGURE 18-3

FIGURE 18-3 A speech-language pathologist performing a modified barium swallow study (MBSS). Note the X-ray equipment. Joan Kelly Arsenault, MA, CCC/SLP, BCS-S demonstrating MBSS on MassTex Imaging’s Mobile Clinic 2016” MassTex Imaging providers Mobile Dysphagia Consultations throughout New England. (www.massteximaging.com).

The SLP carefully observes on the video screen the patient’s oral preparatory, oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal phases of swallowing (FIGURE 18-4).

FIGURE 18-4

FIGURE 18-4

FIGURE 18-4 A speech-language pathologist viewing the video image of a modified barium swallow study (MBSS). SLP & MD reviewing MBSS on MassTex Imaging’s Mobile Clinic 2016”, compliments of Joan E. Baumer, MD, FAAFP, President/CMO and Joan Kelly Arsenault, MA, CCC/SLP, BCS-S, CEO (www.massteximaging.com)

Click here for the Essentials of Communication Sciences & Disorders book. 

 

Published POSTERS

Viscosity, Viscosity, Viscosity!  Do Standard Measurements Matter?:  Click for Poster

Methods of thickening liquids are variable among healthcare providers/caregivers.  19 healthcare providers/caregivers thickened water to nectar, honey and pudding thick consistencies using their facility's preferred thickening agent and protocol.  Samples were tested utilizing the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) Flow Test to determine if thickness criteria was met.  Visit our website for the results.

The Physiological and Safety Implications of Decreased Epilottic Deflection:  Click for Poster

Moving a bolus safely through the pharynx is a complex event.  Epiglottic Deflection (ED) plays a role in both bolus transport and airway protection; but while much is known about epiglottic movement, surprisingly little has been published correlating it with penetration and aspiration.  This study aims to identify the impact of ED with the risk of airway compromise in dysphagic adults.  Poster/results located on our website.

 MassTex Imaging, LLC published in Essentials of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Second Edition, by Paul T. Fogle, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning.  Dr. Fogle states that the "MBSS is considered the 'Gold' Standard instrumental evaluation for viewing the physiology of the swallow and determining the presence or absence of aspiration (Logemann, 1998; Swigert, 2007).  He further states, "The MBSS provides the most thorough information on the physiology of the swallowing process (ASHA, 2004a; Brady & Donzelli, 2013).  Pictures of MassTex Imaging, LLC performing our dysphagia consultation, including MBSS are featured in Chapter 18 under Instrumental Evaluation of Swallowing, MBSS

MTI Published

Comfort Food by Joan Kelly Arsenault, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jane G. R. Musgrave, MS, OTR/L, ASHA Leader | 10-2015

The calming powers of a stuffed bear: An SLP and OT use a technique for self-soothing and self-regulation to help people with cognitive impairments focus on—and enjoy—eating.

It was a teddy bear—a specially weighted one, but a teddy bear all the same—that started us on a collaboration to help people with a variety of disorders enjoy eating because they could once again swallow safely…

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