Handheld ultrasound boosts doctors’ pandemic toolkit

A new generation of handheld ultrasound devices, including the Butterfly iQ, allows faster assessment of pulmonary symptoms of the disease, while minimizing the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the need to move patients and equipment during the treatment process. … The cost of these devices, for now, preclude them from being as ubiquitous as stethoscopes, even though University of California, Irvine School of Medicine made headlines in 2019 by giving every graduate a Butterfly.