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TitleDetection of body temperature with infrared thermography: accuracy in detection of fever
 
AuthorsCheung, BMY
Chan, LS
Lauder, IJ
Kumana, CR
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
 
CitationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. 4, Suppl 3, p. 31-34 [How to Cite?]
 
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.
 
DescriptionAuthor Chinese name: BMY Cheung 張文勇, LS Chan 陳龍生, IJ Lauder, CR Kumana 顧崇仁
 
ISSN1024-2708
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.255
 
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMY
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, LS
 
dc.contributor.authorLauder, IJ
 
dc.contributor.authorKumana, CR
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T07:53:58Z
 
dc.date.available2012-09-20T07:53:58Z
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
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.description.naturepublished_or_final_version
 
dc.descriptionAuthor Chinese name: BMY Cheung 張文勇, LS Chan 陳龍生, IJ Lauder, CR Kumana 顧崇仁
 
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. 4, Suppl 3, p. 31-34 [How to Cite?]
 
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.255
 
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dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
 
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong
 
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journal
 
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 fever
 
dc.typeArticle
 
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