In a systematic review, infrared ear thermometry
for fever diagnosis in children finds poor sensitivity.
Infrared ear thermometry
and oral probes are acceptably accurate.
A fast, accurate, non-invasive method of taking temperatures by gently scanning the forehead, Exergen's temporal artery thermometer has been proven more accurate than ear thermometry
by studies at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School; at least as accurate as rectal measurement by studies at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto; as accurate as a pulmonary artery catheter by a study at the Massachusetts General Hospital; found to be "a rapid, noninvasive screening tool for detection of rectal fever" by a study at Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine; and found to be indispensable for pediatric practice use in a recent 2300 patient study by Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron.
Company first to offer vital signs device that can accommodate both digital oral/axillary/rectal and ear thermometry accessories simultaneously
The device can also accommodate the Welch Allyn SureTemp([R]) Plus electronic thermometer, making it the first multiparameter vital signs device that can accommodate both thermister oral/axillary/rectal and tympanic ear thermometry accessories simultaneously.
Accuracy of infrared ear thermometry
and other temperature methods in adults.