The Life Care VFSS Imager™ The VFSS Imager™ is a portable videofluoroscopic imaging system designed exclusively for doing swallowing studies. It comes equipped with a high resolution Image Intensifier and two video recorders (VCRs) with audio capability. The video recorders have an “instant on” feature. This ensures that the videotape captures the first few ... Viewpoint
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The Life Care VFSS Imager™
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The Life Care VFSS Imager™
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), July 1999, Vol. 8, 18-19. doi:10.1044/sasd8.2.18-a
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), July 1999, Vol. 8, 18-19. doi:10.1044/sasd8.2.18-a
The VFSS Imager™ is a portable videofluoroscopic imaging system designed exclusively for doing swallowing studies. It comes equipped with a high resolution Image Intensifier and two video recorders (VCRs) with audio capability. The video recorders have an “instant on” feature. This ensures that the videotape captures the first few seconds of a bolus trial. For easy viewing, the 12-inch monitor is on a swivel base. Users input patient identification data with a “JVC character generator.” The monitor also displays the elapsed time. Clinicians may replay studies in slow motion or frame by frame for detailed analysis. Using two VCRs provides for an instant tape copy for the referring party. Alternatively, in place of one of the video recorders, a computer and a “Zip drive” or the “Clark RTUTR Image Capture and Processing System” will be available soon to record studies and allow for computer enhanced imaging, according to the manufacturer.
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