Pediatricians Rank Temporal Artery Thermometry #1 According to New Survey

Aug 31, 2010, 08:30 ET from Exergen Corporation

WATERTOWN, Mass., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Measuring the temperatures of patients at the temporal artery was ranked #1 in overall preference by more pediatricians than any other thermometry method, according to a recent survey of physicians. The 244 pediatric specialists who responded to the survey cited the ease of use and accuracy of the temperature readings produced for their preference over alternative thermometry methods including oral, ear, rectal and axillary, or underarm.

"The findings of this survey reinforce evidence from earlier studies indicating TA thermometry is a reliable way to measure temperature quickly and accurately while also offering significant comfort benefits to children and healthcare providers," said Francesco Pompei, Ph.D. and CEO of Exergen Corporation.  "This shows why our patented TemporalScanner™ Thermometer is already used in thousands of hospitals and pediatricians' offices in the United States, and is growing rapidly."  

Exergen's infrared temporal artery thermometer is the most accurate and least invasive product on the market and provides temperature readings in just two seconds.  With a gentle stroke of the forehead the instrument captures the naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery.  

Temperature taking is one of the most frequent activities performed by healthcare workers as part of a basic health assessment and is typically the starting point for patient interaction. Based on commentary that accompanied survey responses, pediatricians felt being able to get temperature readings with the non-invasive TemporalScanner offered a significant advantage when caring for children of any age. According to one respondent, "We use the Exergen exclusively…results accurate and method easy to use on all age groups."

The survey was conducted by Pragmatic Research, Inc. and pediatricians were not told Exergen sponsored it. The results were consistent with other independent research involving nurses and other healthcare professionals in various clinical settings.  

Exergen Corporation is recognized worldwide as an innovator and leading manufacturer of patented infrared thermometers, scanners, sensors and controls.  Its products are used in a wide variety of industrial and medical applications for both professionals and consumers.  For additional information, visit

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