Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Lab

Videofluoroscopy Frame Rate

For Professor Steele’s letter on the importance of videofluoroscopy frame rate, click here.

Barium Recipes

Professor Steele is an advocate of using standardized stimuli for assessment in videofluoroscopy.  Currently, there are no commercially available barium preparations designed for videofluoroscopy in Canada.  However, in the United States, the industry standard has become a commercially-available 40% w/v density preparation (Varibar). To access recipes on how to prepare barium using materials that are currently available in Canada, click here.

ASPEKT Rating Tools

We are very pleased to announce the release of our new article on VFSS reference values in healthy swallowing, across the range from thin to extremely thick liquids according to the IDDSI framework. The manuscript is available open access, the results summarized in a free webinar and a recorded Q&A session.

Residue, pharyngeal constriction and hyoid movement measurement tools are currently under review to reflect the latest recommendations. There are many other tools also under development. Release of these new tools will be announced on our twitter and facebook pages. Stay tuned!