By rev ronin
Looking to upgrade to the Butterfly iQ+, but I'm not going to need two probes, and nor am I independently wealthy, so my old iQ could be yours! $1000, with optional hard case ($99 value), original charger included. Lightning (iPhone/iPad) connector, 15 months old, works great, original price $2000, which is the full price of the new iQ+. Does not work with all lightning Apple devices--the display device processor is used to render the images, so it needs a relatively current device. You will also need to buy a cloud membership from Butterfly to take full advantage of it. Ultrasound gel not included, but Amazon has that cheap.
If you're a student in a program that teaches POCUS, this may give you a leg up on your peers. If you're a PA wanting to carry this with you to an austere environment, it's pretty slick. Or, if you want a device to check lungs for COVID, it'll do that too.
I am a PA in Massachusetts working in orthopedic surgery, We just obtained an Ultrasound machine at our private practice so that I might start doing ultrasound guided injections.
1.) Does anyone know what the MA laws are regarding PA's formally documenting interpretations of ultrasounds for diagnostic purposes?
2.) What point do you have to check in order to be a reimbursed procedure?
3.) Any tips for keeping sterile technique with the gel?
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I am trying to show the ortho practice that I work for that investing in a good US machine and training me (and a few other PAs) on how to use it to diagnose would be beneficial.
Does anyone know where I could find statistics on the cost effectiveness, accuracy compared to MRI, % of practices that currently use US... etc.
I've been digging into journals for most of my information but they like to see numbers from reputable sources.