Butterfly Network, a company specializing in portable, semiconductor-based ultrasound technology and software, today announced the FDA clearance of its next-generation handheld point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system, Butterfly iQ3. The new device is the company’s third iteration of the world’s first semiconductor-based single-probe, whole-body ultrasound system. Butterfly iQ3 features a brand-new ergonomic design and will deliver double the data processing speed for optimized image resolution, sensitivity and penetration, as well as faster 3D capabilities to power novel, automated image capture modes: iQ Slice and iQ Fan.
“Butterfly iQ3 is the turning point for digital ultrasound. Butterfly started a revolution in ultrasound when we commercialized the world’s first fully digital handheld ultrasound in 2018, and subsequently, iQ+ in 2020,” said Joseph DeVivo, Butterfly Network’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. “Over 145,000 customers have since realized the value of our chip-based ultrasound. With iQ3, the revolution takes full charge. Physicians across disciplines now rank our overall image quality at least equal to traditional piezoelectric-based handhelds, and our new digital capabilities are designed to make ultrasound more accessible and approachable than ever before.”