WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Exergen TemporalScanner, used in thousands of healthcare facilities and millions of homes, has made its latest prime time television appearance. On a recent episode of FOX's newest medical drama, The Mob Doctor, the Exergen TemporalScanner was used by Dr. Grace Devlin played by Jordana Spiro. The TemporalScanner was used to take the temperature of a young girl brought into the emergency room following a car accident.
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"Seeing the TemporalScanner used on medical TV programs affirms that Exergen temporal artery thermometry is the standard in quality medical care. The TemporalScanner is becoming just as common as a stethoscope in medical settings," said Dr. Francesco Pompei, Exergen CEO. "Exergen's gentle forehead scan has proven to be a significant factor in cultivating positive doctor-patient relationships, and being seen in prime time brings this to life."
Exergen was featured in the third episode of The Mob Doctor's first season titled "Protect and Serve." Based on the story of an emergency room doctor who finds herself indebted to the mafia, The Mob Doctor, starring Jordana Spiro and Zach Gilford is one of the newest additions to FOX's fall lineup.
The Mob Doctor is not the first medical drama to feature the TemporalScanner. Exergen has previously been seen on episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Royal Pains and was featured in the Broadway show, The Lyons.
Exergen markets two models of the TemporalScanner thermometer: a professional version for doctors' offices and hospitals, and a consumer model sold in major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreen's, Rite Aid, Costco, Sam's Club, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kroger and BJ's. More than one billion temperatures are taken each year with the TemporalScanner. It is used in thousands of hospitals, clinics, and pediatricians' offices in the country, as well as in millions of homes. For the third year in a row it is the #1 selling retail thermometer. The Exergen TemporalScanner's performance is supported by more than 40 peer-reviewed published studies covering all ages from preterm infants to geriatrics and all care areas from hospitals to homes. For additional information, visit www.exergen.com.
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