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Article: Detection of body temperature with infrared thermography: accuracy in detection of fever

TitleDetection of body temperature with infrared thermography: accuracy in detection of fever
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. 4, Suppl 3, p. 31-34 How to Cite?
Abstract
Key Messages 1. Infrared thermography (IRT) for detecting body temperature is less accurate in women, elderly people, and those with fever. 2. The core temperature significantly but weakly correlates to the IRT temperatures obtained from frontal and lateral of the face, and the forehead. 3. Among the three areas, the forehead IRT temperature showed the largest discrepancy and poorest correlation with the core temperature. 4. If IRT is used, the lateral maximum temperature of the face should be used. A cut-off temperature of 36ºC gives 77% sensitivity and 74% specificity. 5. Owing to its weak correlation with the core temperature, IRT should not replace direct body temperature measurement in clinical situations.
DescriptionAuthor Chinese name: BMY Cheung 張文勇, LS Chan 陳龍生, IJ Lauder, CR Kumana 顧崇仁
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/163964
ISSN
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.293

 

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dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, LSen_US
dc.contributor.authorLauder, IJen_US
dc.contributor.authorKumana, CRen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T07:53:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T07:53:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. 4, Suppl 3, p. 31-34en_US
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/163964-
dc.descriptionAuthor Chinese name: BMY Cheung 張文勇, LS Chan 陳龍生, IJ Lauder, CR Kumana 顧崇仁-
dc.description.abstractKey Messages 1. Infrared thermography (IRT) for detecting body temperature is less accurate in women, elderly people, and those with fever. 2. The core temperature significantly but weakly correlates to the IRT temperatures obtained from frontal and lateral of the face, and the forehead. 3. Among the three areas, the forehead IRT temperature showed the largest discrepancy and poorest correlation with the core temperature. 4. If IRT is used, the lateral maximum temperature of the face should be used. A cut-off temperature of 36ºC gives 77% sensitivity and 74% specificity. 5. Owing to its weak correlation with the core temperature, IRT should not replace direct body temperature measurement in clinical situations.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_US
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleDetection of body temperature with infrared thermography: accuracy in detection of feveren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, BMY: mycheung@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, LS: chanls@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLauder, IJ: hrntijl@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailKumana, CR: hrmekcr@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, BMY=rp01321en_US
dc.identifier.authorityChan, LS=rp00665en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.pmid22865221-
dc.identifier.hkuros209223en_US
dc.identifier.volume18en_US
dc.identifier.issue4, Suppl 3en_US
dc.identifier.spage31en_US
dc.identifier.epage34en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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