Fast, Accurate, and Non-Invasive ...and, it started with a kiss!
Taking a temperature with a light stroke across the forehead, the TemporalScanner provides an innovative method of temperature assessment based on infrared readings of temporal artery blood flow.
The Temporal Artery Thermometer is fast, accurate, easy to use and even gentle enough to use on a sleeping patient. It is non-invasive and can be used for all patients – newborns through geriatrics.
More than 25 peer reviewed published studies have demonstrated the Exergen temporal artery thermometer to be more accurate than ear thermometry, providing accuracy comparable to the Gold Standards of pulmonary artery catheters, esophageal probes, rectal temperature on a stable patient, and rectal temperature when compared over time, and to outcome.
The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is the only thermometer with an Antimicrobial Head manufactured from a material fully impregnated with silver ions that are released through a unique and controlled ion exchange process.
Laboratory tests demonstrate the controlled release of silver ions from the sensor head provides continuous antimicrobial protection for more than five years, working proactively against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi and other microbes.
A 90% cost reduction is provided because disposable covers are optional, as an alcohol or other disinfectant wipe can be used between patients. Resposable covers are available for certain patients, which can be reused on the same patient.
The Lifetime Warranty, unique to thermometry, completely protects the entire instrument, and eliminates spare parts storage, biomedical engineering labor, and all repair charges.
Why take temperature measurements at the skin surface over the temporal artery?
The best place to measure temperature is the center of the heart, but this can be done only under a doctor's supervision. Doctors know that measurement of the blood temperature in a major artery accurately reflects true body temperature. The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.
The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main trunk of the arterial system. It offers constant blood flow. It is the only such artery positioned close enough to the skin surface to provide access needed to take an accurate measurement. It is easy to use because it is ideally located at the front portion of the forehead. The TemporalScanner is easier and gentler to use than other types of measurement devices such as oral, rectal, underarm and in-ear thermometers because it is truly non-invasive.
How does the TemporalScanner Thermometer work?
As you gently stroke the thermometer across the forehead crossing over the temporal artery, the sensor in its probe performs two processes:
- First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and;
- Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented "arterial heat balance" (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature.
- As with any thermometer, taking temperatures properly is critical to obtaining accurate temperatures, so please read all instructions carefully and thoroughly before using this product.