Electromagnetic interference with medical devices by United States. General Accounting Office. RCED

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  • Electromagnetic interference -- Health aspects,
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StatementUnited States General Accounting Office, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division.
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Pagination6, [2] p. ;
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Medical Terminology. Appendix C. Gloss. IndexBook Edition: 3rd In an August-September Guidance Article we discussed the potential effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) from various radio-frequency (RF) transmitting devices on medical devices—a topic that continues to be of interest and concern to many healthcare facilities.

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Susceptibility to Radiated Electromagnetic Interference IEC specifies a modulated RFI test of 3 V/m as representative of the radiated electromagnetic interference that may be caused on a medical device by wireless communication equipment.

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Calcagnini, E. Mattei, F. Censi, M. Triventi, R. Lo Sterzo, E. Marchetta, P. Bartolini. Additionally, U.S. smartphone penetration has hit 77 percent, meaning patients and their families are entering facilities with devices that contribute to the saturation of electromagnetic radiation.

This proliferation of wireless technology increases the likelihood of a crucial medical device being exposed to electromagnetic interference. EMC Testing for Medical Devices Testing of medical devices requires a more rigorous approach than other products due to the type of environment their placed into.

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EMI can be attributed to a wide span of the electromagnetic spectrum including radio, DC and even microwave frequencies. The Importance of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing. EMC testing measures the ability of equipment or systems to function satisfactorily in their electromagnetic environment without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbance to anything in that environment.

EMC certifications are a mandatory requirement in most markets, including Europe (EMC Directive /30/EU), the US.

Medical devices often operate in an environment that is increasingly crowded with potential sources of electromagnetic interference from other medical devices, home appliances, smartphones, wearables, and other gadgets.

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