Heart, lung and deep vein scans at the bedside. Support from diagnosis through PIV placement.
An integrated imaging solution for critical assessments and guided procedures that never leaves your side.
Central venous catheter placement and critical procedural guidance.
Now with the new Biplane Imaging™ technology, iQ+ can support critical care clinicians in central venous access, difficult PIV access, arterial access, thora/paracentesis, percutaneous tracheostomy, and airway management. Ultrasound guidance has been shown to improve success rates, reduce the number of attempts, and decrease the complications associated with CVC insertion2.
Focused cardiac assessment.
Does your patient have systolic heart failure? Is there a pericardial effusion? Are they fluid responsive? With 3 dedicated presets for cardiac imaging, Butterfly iQ+ can give you the confidence to make quick bedside decisions in a large range of patient types. Cardiac activity with POCUS has been shown to be the variable most associated with survival after cardiac arrest1.
Lung ultrasound (LUS) can help clinicians rapidly and accurately identify most of the common causes of dyspnea, such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia.
Now, with the Auto B-line Counter tool, clinicians can also use artificial intelligence to efficiently and accurately quantify B-lines during their lung assessments, potentially improving efficiency and reliability.
Lung ultrasound (LUS) can help clinicians rapidly and accurately identify most of the common causes of dyspnea. LUS can also help clinicians identify COVID pneumonia severity and can assist in patient management as well as resource utilization in critical care3.
As iQ+ can be placed in a simple sheath, it can help preserve PPE as well as eliminate time-consuming cleaning protocols of larger devices. Butterfly iQ+ can also help limit exposure of additional healthcare practitioners by reducing patient transport.
Deep vein thrombosis surveillance.
For patients who have high coagulation, are sedentary for long periods in a critical state, or are being screened for clot pre-CVC insertion, Butterfly iQ+ offers dedicated presets optimized for assisting the clinician to identify DVT. Developed to display echogenic thrombus within deep vessel lumen, iQ+ can support the clinician’s identification of DVT before it develops into a pulmonary embolism.
Recent studies suggest that the prevalence of DVT on admission to a medical-surgical ICU may be as high as 10%, and that the incidence of DVT developing during the ICU stay (based on systematic screening) ranges from 8% to 40%.4
“Butterfly iQ+ is the first where I'm able to have it in my pocket for the entire shift. I can focus on getting to the sick undifferentiated patient, and start to do my evaluation. I don't have time to wait for x-rays and CT scans.”
ED Intensivist and Assistant Professor
Cooper University Healthcare, New Jersey
E Med Clinics of North America
Patients at risk of deterioration and/or death benefit most from the timely, multisystem bedside analysis provided by POCUS. In fact, some applications are the foundation of resuscitation such as the cause of shock in the undifferentiated patient.Read article
Intensive Care Med
We find there is utility of lung ultrasonography for rapid assessment of the severity of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia/ARDS at presentation, to track the evolution of disease, to monitor lung recruitment maneuvers, to guide response to prone position, the management of extracorporeal membrane therapy, and for making decisions related to weaning the patient from ventilatory support.Read article
The use of ultrasound has been proposed to reduce the number of complications and to increase the safety and quality of central venous catheter placement.Read article
Get started with Butterfly iQ+.
Learn how to scan the Apical 4-Chamber.
Mastering the 4 basic views of the heart is the first step to performing focused cardiac assessment - assessing size, structure and function at the bedside.
Evaluation for Tamponade
Use iQ+ to look for echocardiographic signs of cardiac tamponade.
Ultrasound in the septic patient.
A basic overview of using ultrasound to understand how to assess different stages of septic shock.
These videos are for informational purposes only, to demonstrate potential uses of the Butterfly iQ. They are not a substitute for professional clinician training and experience. Clinicians are solely responsible for patient care and for exercising their independent clinical judgement at all times.
Top critical care clinicians discuss their experience with POCUS in their ICUS this year, with the rising incidence of COVID-19 critical care admissions.