Your doctor has requested a procedure called a video swallowing exam. This exam is performed to evaluate frequent choking, coughing, recurrent pneumonia. This video shows you how normal swallowing of food and fluid occurs. Let's look at the major structures used in the first step of swallowing, which involves intake. Explanation of the videofluoroscopic swallowing study, or VFSS test--why it is used The SLP may show you the video of the test so you can see what happens. A missing Indonesian farmer's body was found fully intact inside a reticulated python. CentraCare Health offers a variety of technologically advanced imaging services, such as Video Swallow Evaluation with Speech Therapist, throughout the. A video fluoroscopic swallowing exam (VFSE) uses a form of real-time x-ray called fluoroscopy to evaluate a patient's ability to swallow safely and effectively.