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June 1999, Week 3


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"Hudak, Melissa" <[log in to unmask]>
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Hudak, Melissa
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 08:47:06 -0500
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First of all, I want to apologize for sending duplicate messages to the
list earlier this week.  I'm still not sure why, but for some reason my
email system decided not to send messages out, even though it still
received them (usually when it decides not to send anything out, it
doesn't accept messages either so I know something is going on and don't
try to send).  Now that I know I have to watch for this, I won't send
out duplicate messages again.

Now, I have an interesting question I've been wrestling with for a
couple of days.  One of our department heads (who is situated next to
our hospital's MRI department) has noticed a marked increase in the
number of computer problems in his department.  He believes this is due
to the MRI.  I have searched every database I have access to that seems
even remotely likely, but could find only one article (in IEEE
Transactions on Power Delivery) that supports his position.

I have found a couple of web pages that say magnetic fields from MRIs
may cause computer problems, but they were from companies selling
products to protect against the problem, so they aren't exactly good

Does anybody have an idea of another source of information on this?  Is
there a database that abstracts literature from computer magazines?  Any
help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Melissa Hudak
Centegra Health System