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Using Veterinary Protocols

With the Butterfly Veterinary Protocols, you can follow common exam types and easily label scans of the appropriate views. The available protocols can be found with the relevant presets below:

    • Abdominal FAST Protocol:
        • Abdomen Preset
        • Abdomen Deep Preset
    • Thoracic FAST Protocol:
        • Abdomen Preset
        • Abdomen Deep Preset
        • Lung Preset
        • Cardiac Preset
        • Cardiac Harmonics Preset
        • Cardiac Deep Preset
        • Cardiac Deep Harmonics Preset
    • FLASH Protocol:
      • Abdomen Deep Preset

Our Protocol features help veterinarians streamline labeling, potentially increasing efficiency during ultrasound exams to reduce the amount of time spent with each patient. Protocols are available for Butterfly Pro, Pro Team, and Enterprise users.


Adding a Label via Protocols

  1. From the scan screen, select the appropriate preset.
  2. Open the Actions menu and press the desired protocol button. The view picker displaying the relevant views for that protocol will appear on the screen.
  3. Tap the view you would like to scan.
  4. A label will automatically appear at the bottom of the scan screen for the view selected.
  5. Capture either a cine or still image.
  6. After image or cine capture, the view picker will return. A checkmark indicates that the view has already been captured and labeled.
  7. Tap a view to continue labeling.

NOTE: All protocol views are optional. You may select any view, including views you have already acquired if you would like to capture multiple examples of that view.

Editing the Protocol View Label

  1. Tap the view label to activate editing. A pencil will appear next to the label.
  2. To move the view label, drag the label to the desired position while editing is active.
  3. To change the view, tap the pencil. The view picker will reappear and a new view can be selected.

Exiting the Protocol

You can exit the protocol in the following ways:

  1. Tap “Exit workflow” in the view picker.
  2. Change the preset.
  3. Upload a study.
  4. Tap the X next to the Protocol button.

NOTE: When you exit a protocol, the images captured using the protocol remain saved in the Exam Reel for review and upload. However, the view picker progress will be reset.

Thoracic FAST Protocol Locations

Abdominal FAST Protocol Locations

FLASH Protocol Locations


For trained veterinary professionals only.

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