Butterfly Network touts use of AI, ultrasound by nurse midwives
Led by researchers from the University of North Carolina, the study was conducted between 2018 and 2021 and recruited 4,695 pregnant women in North Carolina and Zambia.
The team found that the AI algorithm they used, which incorporated Butterfly iQ technology, estimated gestational age with accuracy similar to that of trained sonographers when given blindly obtained ultrasound sweeps. They also found that the model’s performance extends to blind sweeps acquired by untrained providers in Zambia using low-cost devices.
Butterfly is distributing 1,000 Butterfly iQ+ devices to healthcare…
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