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Launch of Next-Generation Butterfly iQ3™ by Butterfly Network in the United States

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Butterfly Network has introduced its latest innovation, the Butterfly iQ3™, marking a significant advancement in handheld ultrasound technology. This third-generation point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system, recently cleared by the FDA, promises enhanced imaging capabilities and intuitive functionality.

The Butterfly iQ3™ is powered by a cutting-edge semiconductor chip, boasting a doubled data transfer rate compared to its predecessor. This upgrade translates into superior image quality and faster micro-beamforming, facilitating advanced 3D imaging features such as iQ Slice™ and iQ Fan™. With twice the processing power of its predecessor, the Butterfly iQ+, and featuring an innovative "no focus" rubber lens, the iQ3™ enables healthcare providers to accurately identify anatomy and make confident diagnostic decisions.

A recent survey involving 475 clinicians from various specialties found that the majority favored the overall image quality of the Butterfly iQ3™ over that of the GE Vscan Air™ CL.*

The Butterfly iQ3™ introduces two new 3D imaging capabilities: iQ Slice and iQ Fan, designed to streamline image acquisition. These features complement Butterfly's extensive array of anatomical presets, imaging modes, and advanced tools, including Auto Bladder Volume Capture and NeedleViz™.

Butterfly iQ Slice is the world's first automated, sequential ultrasound capture mode on a handheld device, simplifying the acquisition of high-quality images across a wide angle. Meanwhile, Butterfly iQ Fan enhances lung visualization by facilitating real-time virtual fanning, eliminating the need for manual probe adjustment.

In addition to the Butterfly iQ3™ launch, Butterfly Network has unveiled ScanLab™, an AI-powered educational application for ultrasound scanning practice. Available for free to all Butterfly members, ScanLab™ enhances training opportunities for healthcare professionals without incurring additional costs.

This groundbreaking release underscores Butterfly Network's commitment to revolutionizing healthcare through innovative technology, empowering healthcare providers with advanced imaging solutions.

Source: businesswire.com

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