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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

Research

Comparison of 3 Infrared Thermal Detection Systems and Self-Report for Mass Fever Screening

An V. Nguyen, Nicole J. CohenComments to Author , Harvey Lipman1, Clive M. Brown, Noelle-Angelique Molinari, William L. Jackson, Hannah Kirking, Paige Szymanowski, Todd W. Wilson, Bisan A. Salhi, Rebecca R. Roberts, David W. Stryker, and Daniel B. Fishbein
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.V. Nguyen, N.J. Cohen, H. Lipman, C.M. Brown, N.A. Molinari, W.L. Jackson, H. Kirking, P. Szymanowski, T.W. Wilson, D.B. Fishbein); Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Atlanta (A.V. Nguyen); Emory University, Atlanta (P. Szymanowski, B.A. Salhi); John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, USA (R.R. Roberts); Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (D.W. Stryker); 1Deceased.

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Figure 1

Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves of 3 infrared thermal detection systems (ITDS) for detecting fever (oral temperature >100°F): FLIR ThermoVision A20M (FLIR Systems Inc., Boston, MA, USA), OptoTherm Thermoscreen (OptoTherm Thermal Imaging Systems and Infrared Cameras Inc., Sewickley, PA, USA), and Wahl Fever Alert Imager HSI2000S (Wahl Instruments Inc., Asheville, NC, USA). CI, confidence interval.

Figure 1. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves of 3 infrared thermal detection systems (ITDS) for detecting fever (oral temperature >100°F): FLIR ThermoVision A20M (FLIR Systems Inc., Boston, MA, USA), OptoTherm Thermoscreen (OptoTherm Thermal Imaging Systems and Infrared Cameras Inc., Sewickley, PA, USA), and Wahl Fever Alert Imager HSI2000S (Wahl Instruments Inc., Asheville, NC, USA). CI, confidence interval.

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