Evidence

Publications

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Flattening POCUS learning curve.

A recent pilot trial showed that a short training course dramatically increased the confidence of geriatricians in their ability to use bedside ultrasound, and interpret images.

Journal Article

Butterfly iQ Deployed in Drive-Through Prenatal Care.

In response to COVID-19, a drive-through prenatal care model was developed in which pregnant women would remain in their cars while being assessed by the health care professional, thus reducing potential patient, health care professional, and staff exposure to COVID-19.

Article in Press

Recent study shows a statistically significant correlation between portable-scanner findings and COVID-19 disease severity.

A study, published in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology in September 2020, shows a statistically significant correlation between portable-scanner findings and disease severity, sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy in detecting mild, moderate and severe lung lesions associated with COVID-19.

AAFP Poster

One family medicine practice's experience with POCUS provides playbook insights.

A poster mapping the frequency of POCUS use as well as comparative ancillary tests in family medicine suggests support of investment in physician time and capital in Butterfly iQ is supported.

Article in Press

Powerful study showing the value of POCUS in COVID triage.

A study in Italy shows Butterfly iQ can improve diagnostic sensitivity to COVID, in conjunction with PCR and clinical assessment.

Letter

Emergency Medicine News review of Butterfly iQ.

A review of Butterfly iQ by the Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Louisiana State University, published in the Emergency Medicine News.

Publication

Learnings from 2020. A Review of POCUS' Role in COVID-19.

A narrative review of the application of lung ultrasound's potential role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Letter to Editor

TeleGuidance Proof of Concept.

Clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital illustrate a proof of concept for teleguidance to maximize patient/provider safety.

Article in Press

The Role of POCUS in Perioperative Management of Glottic and Supraglottic Tumors.

Paper describing the use of POCUS in carcinoma of the larynx: assessment of tumor extent, displacement of normal anatomy and support of regional anesthesia for awake intubation.

Article in Press

Butterfly iQ in DIEP flap breast reconstruction.

With ultrasound, inferior abdominal vessels and their perforators can be localized, helping facilitate the gold standard DIEP flap procedure.

Journal Article

Time to Add a Fifth Pillar to Bedside Physical Examination.

With more publications in the top general medical and cardiology journals than any of the more than 42,000 authors, Dr. Braunwald et al speak to the critical value of POCUS in bedside assessment.

Journal Article

Venous Thrombosis during Spaceflight.

Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, here is an account of a POCUS ultrasound-exam performed by an astronaut, guided in real-time and interpreted on Earth to guide treatment and follow-up to an in-flight mission partner.

Clinical Extract

Reducing PACU Admission Time with Butterfly iQ.

A Multicenter Prospective Observational Study showing a reduced PACU admission time from ButterflyiQ assessment of acute hypotension and hypoxia.

Clinical Guidelines

ESR statement on portable ultrasound devices.

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) recently made a formal Statement on the value of ButterflyiQ as a portable ultrasound device. It provides guidance on recommended use cases and clinical settings for whole body ultrasound at the point of care.

Clinical Extract

Making the case to acquire a transthoracic echocardiogram probe.

The team at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven discuss the role of ButterflyiQ in the complex environment of obstetrics. With high incidence of adult congenital heart disease and increased cardiovascular risk factors, they discuss the value and potentially improved maternal outcome of whole body POCUS in standard obstetric practice.

Case study

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for the early detection of thoracic aortic dissection.

Early use of POCUS helps early detection of a life threatening condition.
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Frictionless Healthcare Delivery

The role of POCUS in our COVID-19 Emergency Room
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The Need for Speed in the CVICU

The Role of POCUS for Acute Decompensation in Patients with Bi-Ventricular Impella ® Support
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Life on Mars

How Butterfly iQ can support preparedness for public health disasters and Martian life.
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Eliminating Bias

An illustrative example of the impact of POCUS in common patient presentations
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The Power to Reveal Signs of Life

How Prehospital Ultrasound Can Reverse the Decision to Terminate Resuscitative Efforts.
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Defining Moments

Why I Never Forget Point of Care Ultrasound in Hospital Medicine
Gordon Johnson MD
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Why I reach for iQ instead of my stethoscope.

How point of care ultrasound can expedite early accurate diagnosis for patients presenting to the Emergency Department with severe shortness of breath
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Should a Preventable Condition Be a Life Sentence?

A story about how point of care ultrasound can expedite early detection for neonatal hip dysplasia, leading to reduced financial burden of surgery and a better quality of life for our kids.
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Facilitating Value-Based Care

A story about how point of care ultrasound can provide immediate diagnoses, leading to expedited care.
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The Role of Regional Anesthesia in Opioid Reduction

A story about how point of care ultrasound can help increase safety and comfort for surgical patients in the ambulatory and office setting.
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Keeping Outpatients as Outpatients

A story about how point of care ultrasound can help facilitate care and save significant institutional costs in an age of increased illicit drug use.
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Is Antibiotic Therapy the Best Course of Care?

A story about how ubiquitous point of care ultrasound could challenge the status quo in the care pathway of pediatric pneumonia.
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Original Case Report

Sideline Power Doppler Ultrasonography in Early Diagnosis and Management of ACL Injury in Athletes

Clinicians can use Power Doppler to help quickly and effectively corroborate a diagnosis of ACL tear, common among athletes, to support the early recognition and treatment associated with better outcomes.
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The Use of the Butterfly iQ to Measure Blood Flow After Cupping Therapy

Advancing Recovery Tools for Sports Performance
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Playbooks

Point-of-care Ultrasound in Sports Medicine

Jacques Courseault, MD, CAQSM,
Andre Labbe, PT, MOMT
Alexandra Moran, MS, LAT, ATC

Implementation of Butterfly iQ into EMS

Amanda Greene Toney MD
John Kendall MD

White papers

Auto Bladder Volume

A technical paper describing the clinical validation and utility of automated bladder volume at the bedside.

Technology & Security White Paper

The Butterfly Ecosystem is implemented using a secure DICOM-TLS connection.