Clinicians who are experts in Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) are in awe of a new ultra-portable ultrasound device, the Butterfly IQ. The Butterfly's first use in the United States was at VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and at NYU Langone. It is a very lightweight probe that looks like a sleek black electric razor. It plugs into an iPhone. The device screens heart, lungs, veins of the legs and other parts of the body. The remaining hurdle for the widespread utilization of POCUS is lack of physician training in this powerful technology. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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