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I caution any older generalist out there mulling a purchase of this device. The learning curve is higher than you think, integrating it into one’s practice and getting paid for it is another thing Make a wrong call based on the data and this litigious society will have your skin. I saw it demonstrated at a meeting and got google eyed by it. Unfortunately all the extra work EHR generates for primary care now means my time for learning is sorely limited in trying to keep up with the paperwork. Specialty types love this thing and I’m not criticizing the quality. For them they can apply it every day. Me? I’d have to order a confirmatory test anyways although if one gets support from what the Butterfly is telling them, might make day planning easier. Butterfly has taken care of me and I dropped the financial lamentations from this review. Still a fanboy though. Wished I was younger and a specialist
I seriously enjoy the quality of user support.
Imagine having a professional team waiting to help you while you are making a good use of world's first hand-held, single-probe whole-body ultrasound system, conveniently in your palm with your phone? I am from Myanmar where specialist doctors are so scarce and hospitals are so far from majority or barely functional. I received POCUS training while working at MSF in a hilly remote area, which purpose was to train rural doctors with basic POCUS skills to help mountain people who rarely use currency. The short training was backed by telemedicine and it made a great change for five doctors and their patients. Owning an ultrasound machine was merely a dream for poor doctors here... before Butterfly iq was born. This is actually not supposed to be using here in Myanmar but I believed it would help my clinical life and I ordered one with the help of a friend from US. Difficultly shipped to here and I downloaded the app using VPN app. Now I connect the black blue beauty with my new iPad mini5 and instantly, I am in love. Thank you, Butterfly Team! Wish you all be healthy, peaceful and Happy New Year!
Not for the faint
Have been using this for over a year. Great for clinical/interventional radiologists. It’s ease of use won’t compensate for lack of experience or practice. It does generate artifact at low resolution which will mislead many, so don’t expect it to make you a better clinician if you don’t have a pretty solid grasp of relational anatomy in every dimension or US technique with a full size machine. In my opinion it’s not a great tool to practice US either. Your pictures wont come out like the book if you don’t know what the variants look like. It definitely motivates and lowers threshold for accessibility, but has high potential to confuse learners than accurately teach (blind leading the blind). The updates and subscription control on the system are cumbersome so even though you bought the probe, it sort of doesn’t really belong to you without a subscription. It’s great on missions and in a pinch using it for diagnosis and intervention. But I can tell you first hand - it’s not for the masses and can be dangerous in inexperienced (and usually overconfident) hands.
Great device. Two requests
The US is fantastic and provides great images for diagnosis, procedures, and teaching. I’ve recommend this to all my partners (ED docs) and we’re using it in the prehospital environment too. However, I have 2 asks, 1 easy, one not so easy. 1. For vascular access presets, would you please add a digital centerline on the screen that can be turned on and off? It’s great to have probe markers but a corresponding line on the screen would be helpful. 2. Bluetooth model please. Wireless would make this the perfect device for every clinician to carry on their pocket.
Just started using this. Ultrasound wasn’t even an option when I started back in the dark ages. I’ve just started with the device over the past few weeks using online tutorials and you tube videos to get used to it before taking a certification course. It’s great for what I’ve needed with just a basic knowledge - vascular access, basic cardiac function point of care imaging, finding abscess collections, looking at joints, looking at ganglion cysts, etc. Service and responsiveness to questions has been outstanding.
Amazing function and great customer support
The ability to literally have an affordable ultrasound in your pocket is revolutionary. I use this daily as a family practice physician and have recommended it to numerous colleagues as a great way to enhance you the physical exam and procedures. Recently, I had some difficulties logging on and had very rapid and effective customer services that fixed my problem within a day. I would highly recommend this to anyone considering getting an ultrasound!
Excellent convenience and imaging quality
Understandably, images are not a clear as large 6-figure US units, but if you are a decent ultrasonagrapher, the images are impressive considering you have essentially three probes in your back pocket connected to unlimited cloud access and regular software updates that are pushed to the unit. The price is excellent, highly recommend for sports medicine soft tissue imaging. The unit is a staple in our clinic and athletic training room.
Great teaching tool. Release app for iPad mini?
Wonderful teaching and learning tool at a very reasonable price point. Portability is phenomenal. Image quality is great. Any possibility that you will be releasing a version of the app for the iPad mini? A bigger screen than the iPhone would be nice for teaching small groups (and I already have a mini). There should also be an option to buy the device without the Butterfly Cloud service. Also had issue with the probe heating and shutting down after 30 min of scanning using the cardiac preset.
Sliced bread with butter!!!
BiQ is a powerful, super practical, easy to use, easily portable clinical tool. Nice clear images, hyper-fast boot. So well designed! And, with a frequency range 1-10MHz, you will be ready for the most satisfying POC diagnostic bedside tool. I love it. My BiQ is my daily clinical care (ED, ICU, floor, anywhere needed) and education tool. It’s always in my pocket. You have to carry gel, and have towels to clean the patient and device -of course. Welcome to today’s medical practice!
Outstanding tool for medical education and patient care
Wonderful clarity of images in a very intuitive interface. This will change the game of mobile ultrasound market in terms of quality, portability, connectivity, interface, and cost. Students love it, residents are begging for it, and faculty are demanding more access to this technology. A big boon for the bedside ultrasound community. Thanks
Too many obligatory updates
Needs OB calculations for estimated gestational age. I work in Liberia and thought it would be a great overall diagnostic tool but twice have been blocked because the app stops working if it hasn’t been updated every thirty days. And I get no cellular data network or WiFi at the hospital I work at in a very rural area. So I have been blocked from providing care to patients because of this obligatory frequent update. I wish Butterfly could just tell about updates like other apps but still let you use the old app until you have a chance to update!
Responsive and easy to use!
Simple app design with easy and intuitive use. No heavily nested menus and buttons sized appropriately. (On iPhone XR) One suggestion is when you “freeze” in Mmode, there’s no way to scroll back and forth to find an appropriate frame. This is available as a function in 2D and should be added to Mmode!
Love it, need education
I’m a veteran EM physician and US mainly FAST exam was just being taught when I graduated my residency in 1997. I truly love this device but since the company made me, and seems like I had no choice as an early purchaser, pay $400/hr.....I just ask in return for them to continue giving us video tutorials especially geared to our specialties. Once I see more educational tutorials as a subscriber, Butterfly will get 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I do pain management and have several offices in Texas. The Butterfly IQ gives me images for joint injections and spinal injections with pretty much equal clarity to my bigger GE and Terason units. Sure is nice throwing my IPad and the Butterfly IQ in my bag to travel rather than loading a full size machine several times a week
Warranty and performance
Unfortunately I found there’s no ability to extend warranty right after purchase of the device. And as I feared, it stopped working a year later at a time that I needed it to scan a patient . When it did work, the constant updates get in the way of using device when needed. I now have an expensive paperweight. Awaiting response from support- which sent a message that it may take days to reply.
Yes. Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 1,490 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound Is 63.7/100.
Yes. Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 1,490 Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound Is 63.7/100.
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