Butterfly TeleGuidance™

Remote ultrasound made simple.

Novice scanner
Trained practitioner

Butterfly TeleGuidance™ is the world’s first integrated ultrasound telemedicine platform that enables a trained practitioner to connect with a novice or a peer at the bedside. Collaboration has never been more seamless, whether you’re down the hall or across the world.

TeleGuidance is adjunctive and should not be solely relied upon to diagnose or treat COVID-19. USA RX only. Use  by novice operators guided by trained practitioners, is permitted under FDA’s COVID-19 public health policies.
Demo video

Learn how to use TeleGuidance at the bedside.

Watch Dr. Mike Stone and Dr. Peter Weimersheimer use TeleGuidance to collaborate from afar.

Control the Butterfly remotely.*

View the bedside ultrasound image and remotely adjust preset, mode, gain and depth.

Two-way audio and video.

The bedside scanner can place video calls from the Butterfly iQ app and you can guide directly from your computer.

Guide users with augmented reality.

Intuitive visual guidance overlays the bedside operator’s camera feed.

Learn how to get started with TeleGuidance™.

Device compatibility.

For the bedside scanner
Please see the list of compatible devices here.
For the trained practitioner
Latest version of Chrome on a computer

Use TeleGuidance at the bedside

Our training video will help you better understand how to use Butterfly TeleGuidance.

Frequently asked questions.

Who can use Butterfly TeleGuidance?

Butterfly TeleGuidance can be used by any healthcare professional. It allows a trained scanner to remotely guide a novice colleague at the bedside or to remotely collaborate with a qualified peer.

Why does Butterfly TeleGuidance only work on a limited number of devices?

TeleGuidance involves streaming a video feed while imaging which can be demanding for device hardware. As a result, TeleGuidance is only currently supported on more recent Apple devices.

Can I call a colleague who does not have a Butterfly?

No, you can only call colleagues who have a Butterfly account.

What happens if the network reception is poor?

If reception is poor, you will notice a reduction in video quality, with a lower resolution on the two video feeds and potentially a lower frame rate. If the network connection is very poor, you may see the call drop or you may not be able to connect at all. TeleGuidance works well on WiFi or 4G networks.

What functions can the trained practitioner control?

The trained practitioner can control gain, depth, preset, mode and can capture images and videos.

Is TeleGuidance supported for Enterprise customers?

We are beginning to support TeleGuidance for Enterprise clients. Please contact your sales representative or support@butterflynetwork.com for more details.