Evidence

Publications

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.

Poster

POCUS in EMS

The EAAA Air Ambulance Service shows Butterfly iQ's role in establishing a formal governance process for the application of POCUS in their EMS practices.

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.

Journal Articles

CMUT/CMOS-based Butterfly iQ – A Portable Personal Sonoscope.

Published in the Journal of Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy, the authors review the technology/ features of ButterflyiQ, as well as discuss the future clinical potential of the "personal sonoscope".

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

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

Implementation of Butterfly iQ into EMS

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John Kendall MD
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Amanda Greene Toney 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.