Philips Lumify Ultrasound Review
Disclosure: Philips did not pay us to provide this review and we have no relationship to disclose with the company.
Introduction. As a follow up to Dr. Rubin’s Butterfly review, we will also review the Lumify ultrasound by Philips. Cost remains a prohibitive factor for many new sports medicine physicians or physicians that are interested in learning musculoskeletal ultrasound. Recent fellowship graduates may either have an out of date ultrasound machine or may not have any ultrasound available for them to use. Administrators may not have a musculoskeletal or ultrasound background or education regarding billing and coding options available due to image guided injections. A potential rival to the Butterfly ultrasound is the Lumify ultrasound by Philips and has a comparable price.
Image 1. Philips Lumify probe comparison.
The system consists of a Lumify transducer, which connects to the app via USB connection. There is a companion app available for Android devices and is free of charge. There is a list of compatible devices available that includes cell phones and tablets. Providers most commonly choose Samsung tablets such as the Galaxy Tab S3 or use their cell phone if they own a Samsung cell phone. Once the app is downloaded, the transducer is connected via USB-C to the Android device and the provider will be ready to scan.
Image 2. Galaxy S3 tablet with transducers
Image 3. Lumify on goosneck tablet holder
Image 4. Knee effusion before with needle in plane
Image 6. Knee effusion post procedure
Image 7. Reacts call software
Image 8. Lumify pricing
Image 9. AC joint injection
Image 10. Biceps tendon sheath in short axis
Image 11. Bakers cyst