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Using Biplane Imaging™

Biplane Imaging is a qualitative mode that displays two planes of imaging, along the longitudinal axis of the probe and the transverse axis of the probe. The longitudinal axis is displayed on the bottom of the screen, called the “reference plane” and the transverse axis is displayed on the top of the screen, called the “perpendicular plane”.

Biplane Imaging is available on the iQ+ in the Musculoskeletal, MSK-Soft Tissue, Nerve, and Vascular: Access presets for Butterfly Pro, Pro Team, and Enterprise users. When using Biplane, you can:

  • View and adjust the position of the perpendicular plane with respect to the reference plane

  • Optimize the gain and depth simultaneously in both planes

  • Freeze still images and measure in either viewport

  • Capture cines and still images

  • Activate Needle Viz™ in presets in which it is available

To use Biplane Imaging™:

  1. While scanning, navigate to the Musculoskeletal, MSK-Soft Tissue, Nerve, or Vascular: Access preset.
  2. Select the Actions button on the bottom righthand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Biplane.
  4. To adjust the position of the perpendicular plane, touch and drag the white dot side-to-side in the longitudinal (bottom) plane.

Freeze, measure, annotate, and capture tools, as well as gain and depth adjustment, are available within Biplane.

To simultaneously use Needle Viz™, select the tool from the Actions menu. The reference plane will display the region of interest within which an in-plane needle will be highlighted. Additionally, if the needle crosses the perpendicular plane indicator, the position of the needle in the out-of-plane view will be projected upon the perpendicular plane. To flip the position of the region of interest, select the flip button.

Biplane Imaging™ in Cardiac presets:

Biplane imaging is available on the iQ+ in the Cardiac and Cardiac Coherence presets for Butterfly Pro, Pro Team, and Enterprise users in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

When using Biplane imaging in cardiac presets, please note:

  1. To adjust the position of the perpendicular plane, touch and drag the white dot around the apex of the longitudinal (bottom) plane. 
  2. Both planes are fixed, inversion is disabled, and the orientation is optimized for the parasternal long-axis two-dimensional imaging based on the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) guidelines.

 

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