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Programs & Services

Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies

Radiological assessment of children who have swallowing problems.

This service provides care to children with swallowing problems. This may include swallowing issues associated with structural and motor disorders affecting the mouth, throat, airway, and/or suspected aspiration.

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site

Getting There

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Service Providers May Include
occupational therapists (OTs), radiologists, radiation technologists, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)

Pediatric patients only.

A recent clinical feeding and swallowing assessment by a feeding therapist (Occupational Therapist or Speech-Language Pathologist) is required prior to referral.

Service is provided to:

  • children aged birth to 18 years of age with concerns related to swallowing, e.g. risk of aspiration (food or liquid enters the airway)
  • children with complex feeding / swallowing problems
Referral Needed

Outpatient referrals will be accepted from:

  • the child's primary care physician. Please note: primary care must be retained by the physician. This is not a physician-led clinic.
  • the child's primary feeding therapist who may complete the referral on behalf of the primary care physician providing the physician is aware of the referral, has consented to the referral and primary care must be retained by the physician. This is not a physician-led clinic.

Child must be taking a minimum of 20ml at one time.
If child must be seated in a wheelchair for ALL meals, please include this information in the referral.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Wait Times

Referrals are responded to within 2 business days.

Assessments are prioritized based on clincial need and urgency.

Once the referral is accepted, the family will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Pediatric Modified Barium Swallow Studies