Butterfly Chest Imaging

Temple First Year Med Students Provided with Butterfly iQ Point-of-Care Ultrasound Device

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Ryan C. Gibbons, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Associate Director of the Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director of Ultrasound in Medical Education
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?  How was the gift funded?

Butterfly needle visualizatioResponse: Point-of-care ultrasound is one of the most significant advances in bedside patient care, and its use is expanding across nearly all fields of medicine. In order to best prepare medical students for residency and beyond, it is imperative to begin POCUS training as early as possible. At the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, we introduced POCUS education over a decade ago and have expanded it since then.

By providing each student with a Butterfly iQ device, we can augment our curriculum significantly. In addition to our robust pre-clinical sessions, now we will expand into the clinical years highlighting the utility of POCUS with actual patients.

This gift was made possible by the incredible generosity of Dr. Ronald Salvitti, MD ’63. 

Butterfly Chest Imaging

Butterfly Chest Imaging

MedicalResearch.com: What types of images can the Butterfly iQ+ display? What are the clinical and educational implications?

Response: The Butterfly iQ is capable of displaying a diverse range of images similar to a traditional cart-based ultrasound machine. The clinical and educational implications are profound. This portable, handheld ultrasound device allows the provider to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions in real time without the delay of traditional sonography or other advanced diagnostic imaging modalities. This is particularly impactful for unstable patients or in resource-limited settings.

MedicalResearch.com: What types of images can the Butterfly iQ+ display? What are the clinical and educational implications?

Response: The Butterfly iQ is capable of displaying a diverse range of images similar to a traditional cart-based ultrasound machine. The clinical and educational implications are profound. This portable, handheld ultrasound device allows the provider to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions in real time without the delay of traditional sonography or other advanced diagnostic imaging modalities. This is particularly impactful for unstable patients or in resource-limited settings.

MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add? Any disclosures?

Response: : We have no disclosures or conflicts of interest. We want to express our sincere gratitude for the generosity of Dr. Ronald Salvitti and the collaborative effort from Butterfly iQ.

Citation:

Temple University the First Medical School in Philadelphia and the East Coast to Provide All First-Year Students with Butterfly iQ+ (BFLY) Ultrasound Devices

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