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NPL contributions to the standardisation and validation of contemporary medical thermometry methods

Machin, G; Simpson, R; McEvoy, H C; Whittam, A (2019) NPL contributions to the standardisation and validation of contemporary medical thermometry methods. Physiological Measurement, 40 (5). 05TR01 ISSN 1361-6579

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Abstract

Since the advent of reliable mercury-in-glass thermometers at the turn of the last century the practice of clinical thermometry was thought to be a solved issue. However with advances in technology there has, in recent decades, been a proliferation of temperature measurement methods applied to medical science. Many of these have been introduced because of the clinical benefit they confer, nevertheless, in some cases the metrological foundation and infrastructure to ensure sound measurement was not in place. This paper will focus on the standardization activity undertaken by the UK's National Physical Laboratory to support reliable temperature measurement, using a number of innovative methods, in a clinical setting.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: clinical thermometry, thermal imaging, ear thermoemters, MRS, MRI
Subjects: Engineering Measurements > Thermal
Divisions: Engineering
Identification number/DOI: 10.1088/1361-6579/ab15b0
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 10:19
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/8495

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