Butterfly TeleGuidance™

Remote veterinary ultrasound made simple.

A horse's foot is being scanned with a Butterfly iQ

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.

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 iQ Vet remotely.*

From your computer, remotely adjust preset, mode, gain and depth, ensuring the quality of your scan.

Two-way audio and video.

A live video call in the iQ app enables you to talk a colleague through their scan and advise them directly from your computer.

Direct users with augmented reality.

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

Getting 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 iQ Vet?

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.