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Hospital emergency room electromagnetic environment

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5 Author(s)
D. Davis ; Dept. of Otolaryngology, McGill Univ., Montreal, Que., Canada ; B. Skulic ; B. Segal ; P. Vlach
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The electromagnetic environment of the emergency room of an urban hospital was estimated, characterizing electric fields over a 4.4-day period. Measured fields did not exceed 1 V/m over the 0.1-1 GHz range, but exhibited substantial day-night variation. Such temporal variation was characterized with respect to intensity and frequency of emissions. The observed field level variation implied a substantial temporal variation of electromagnetic-interference-malfunction risk to medical equipment. This risk tended to be highest during the daytime, early evening and weekends

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1997. Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference of the IEEE  (Volume:6 )

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30 Oct-2 Nov 1997