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Accurate temperature with a gentle forehead scan

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Exergen - Temporal Artery Thermometer TAT-2000C

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Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer TAT-2000C

Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is a totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared technology providing maximum ease of use with quick, consistently accurate measurements. Advanced, patented technology measures temperatures with a gentle stroke across the forehead.

The TemporalScanner Thermometer has been clinically tested for accuracy compared to rectal thermometers and temperature sensors inserted in the heart during course of patient treatment and accepted for use in major hospitals, making it the ideal thermometer for use with newborns, infants, children or adults.

The TemporalScanner has patented software, providing arterial heat balance. This unique process determines temperature by accurately measuring the balance between the tissues warming from arterial blood and tissues cooling (warming) caused by heat loss (gain) to the environment.

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.

Temporal Artery Thermometer Consumer Information Center Model TAT-2000C Frequently Asked Questions of Temporal Artery Thermometer Measurement

What does the TemporalScanner measure?
With a gentle stroke of the forehead it captures the naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery, taking 1,000 readings per second, selecting the most accurate. With its patented Arterial Heat Balance system the TemporalScanner measures ambient temperatures, mathematically replaces the small temperature loss from cooling at the skin, and displays an accurate arterial temperature.

Why is it more accurate than ear temperature?
A major reason ear thermometers are considered inaccurate by medical professionals is because the positioning of the probe in the ear canal is inconsistent, thus creating inconsistent readings and frequently missing fevers. The temporal artery thermometer scans the forehead area for the temporal artery and it is almost impossible to miss the artery during a scan. Also, the person whose temperature is being taken does not like something inserted in their ear, making good positioning even more difficult. The gentle scan across the forehead is comfortable and not objectionable. The TemporalScanner has been proven more accurate than ear thermometers by a Harvard Medical School study.

What is arterial temperature?
Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.

Normally, how does arterial temperature compare to other methods of temperature?
Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature.

Is it different when someone is sick?
At times, you can expect larger differences from temperatures taken at other body sites. This is because of two main reasons:

  • Temporal artery temperature changes faster than temperature taken rectally
  • Temporal artery temperature is not affected by the things that cause oral and underarm temperatures to be misleading.

For example, drinking, coughing, talking, or mouth breathing can easily affect oral temperature, and skin blood flow changes with a fever can easily affect axillary temperature.

Why am I getting inconsistent results?
You should normally be getting reproducible results, or results within a few tenths of a degree of each other. However, a few things to know:

  • Multiple temperatures taken over the same area in rapid succession will ultimately cool the area causing differences.
  • If sweating, the temperature on the neck behind the ear lobe becomes the overriding temperature, and since this area is not quite as stable as the temporal artery, it can easily cooled be by the thermometer in taking multiple readings. Remember, the probe of thermometer will be at room temperature, and is about 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) cooler than body temperature.

I heard the thermometer is sensitive to ambient temperature, is it?
Yes, it is sensitive to ambient temperature, which is part of the reason it is so accurate. But, as long as the thermometer is in approximately the same ambient temperature as the individual whose temperature is being taken, you don't have to be concerned.

Doesn't ambient temperature affect the temperature of the skin on the forehead?
Yes, ambient temperature affects the skin temperature, and so the thermometer automatically measures the ambient temperature at the very same time it is measuring the temperature over the temporal artery. It then can calculate any heat loss (in a normal or cold room) or gain (in a hot room), and instantly computes an accurate body temperature. Exergen patented this method, which is called the Arterial Heat Balance Method, and the result, proven by clinical studies, is a non-invasive body temperature as accurate as even the most invasive temperature measurement methods.

What else should I know?

  • Measure only the side of the head that is exposed. Any covering, hair, hat, etc. will prevent the heat from dissipating, and would cause the reading to be falsely high. This also applies if one side of the head is into a pillow.
  • Slide the thermometer in a reasonably straight line across the forehead, midway between the eyebrows and the upper hairline, and not down the side of the face. Midway on the forehead area, the temporal artery is less than 2 millimeters below the skin surface, but down the side of the face, it is much deeper and less accurately measured.
  • You should also know you have purchased the gentlest and most accurate method of temperature assessment in the world.

About Exergen Corporation

Exergen Corporation is the recognized world leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology. From providing temperature sensors for NASA and various industries to creating one of the world’s most popular baby gifts, Exergen creates non-invasive temperature measurement devices providing lower cost, higher accuracy, less invasiveness, and greater reliability than ever previously possible.

The creator of the first temporal artery thermometer—the Temporal Scanner, the most efficacious, non-invasive thermometer ever created. Exergen holds over 100 issued and pending U.S. and foreign patents, and is the only manufacturer of retail medical thermometers in the U.S. Presently, half of hospitals and pediatricians currently use the Exergen TemporalScanner, and well over 4 million consumers use one at home.

Founded by Harvard-research scientist .Dr. Francesco Pompei over two decades ago, Exergen Corporation is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA.

Suggested Use

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  1. Remove protective cap before use. Be sure lens is clean. If not, clean with cotton swab dipped in alcohol and let dry. Hold the thermometer as shown.
  2. Gently position the probe flush (flat) on the center of the forehead, midway between the eyebrow and the hairline. Press and hold the SCAN button.
  3. Lightly slide the thermometer across the forehead keeping the sensor flat and in contact with the skin until you reach the hairline.You will hear a beeping and a red light will blinkto indicate a measurement is taking place.  If perspiration is present, continue to hold button depressed, lift probe from forehead and touch the neck just behind the ear lobe.
  4. Release the SCAN button and remove the thermometer from the head.
  5. Read the temperature on the display. Thermometer will shut off automatically after 30 seconds. To turn thermometer off immediately, press and release the button quickly.
  6. Replace the protective cap on thermometer to protect the sensor when not in use.

When using the product, especially when children are present, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

  • This product is intended for household use only. 
  • Use this product only for its intended use as described in this manual.
  • Use of this product is not intended as a substitute for consultationwith your physician.
  • Do not take temperature over scar tissue, open sores or abrasions.
  • Basic safety precautions should always be observed, especially when this product is used by, on or near children or invalids.
  • The operating environmental temperature range for this product is 60 to 104°F (15.5 to 40°C).
  • Always store this thermometer in a clean, dry place where it will not become excessively cold (-4°F/-20°C), or hot (122°F/50°C).
  • The thermometer is not shockproof. Do not drop it or expose it to electrical shocks.
  • This thermometer is not intended to be sterile. Do not try to sterilize it. Follow the cleaning instructions as described in this manual.
  • Do not use this thermometer if it is not working properly, if it has been exposed to temperature extremes, damaged, been subject to electrical shocks or immersed in water.
  • There are no parts that you can service yourself except for the battery, which you should replace when low following the instructions in this manual. For service, examination, repair, or adjustments, return your thermometer to Exergen.
  • Do not operate where aerosol spray products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
  • Do not take temperatures with this thermometer near places that are very hot, such as fireplaces and stoves.
  • Do not use this thermometer outdoors.
  • Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
  • If your thermometer will not be used regularly, remove the battery to prevent possible damage due to chemical leakage. If the battery leaks,remove carefully. Do not allow bare skin to touch leaking fluid.
  • Dispose of used batteries properly. Do not wrap them in metal or aluminum foil. Wrap them in newspaper before disposing of them. Do not burn them. Battery may explode if overheated.

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By April (Cary , NC )

Much less hassle than the traditional methods, and way faster. For me it takes some practice though, to do it correctly and get consistent results. Maybe that's just me.

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Watertown, MA,
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About Exergen

Exergen Corporation is the recognized world leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology. From providing temperature sensors for NASA and various industries to creating one of the world’s most popular baby gifts, Exergen creates non-invasive temperature measurement devices providing lower cost, higher accuracy, less invasiveness, and greater reliability than ever previously possible.

The creator of the first temporal artery thermometer—the Temporal Scanner, the most efficacious, non-invasive thermometer ever created. Exergen holds over 100 issued and pending U.S. and foreign patents, and is the only manufacturer of retail medical thermometers in the U.S. Presently, half of hospitals and pediatricians currently use the Exergen TemporalScanner, and well over 4 million consumers use one at home.

Founded by Harvard-research scientist .Dr. Francesco Pompei over two decades ago, Exergen Corporation is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA.

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