Jeffrey L. Tri

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OBJECTIVE To assess the potential electromagnetic interference (EMI) effects that new or current-generation cellular telephones have on medical devices. MATERIAL AND METHODS For this study, performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, between March 9, 2004, and April 24, 2004, we tested 16 different medical devices with 6 cellular telephones to assess(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the potential effect (electromagnetic interference) of cellular telephones on external cardiopulmonary monitoring devices. METHODS For this study, we tested 17 different medical devices with 5 portable telephones (4 digital, 1 analog) to assess the potential for electromagnetic interference. The telephones were tested in a normal(More)
A high data rate terrestrial and satellite network was implemented to transfer medical images and data. This article describes the a optimization of the workstations and switching equipment incorporated into the network. Topics discussed in this article include tuning of the network software, the configuration of the Sun Microsystems workstations, the FORE(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether cellular telephones used in a normal way would cause interference with medical devices located in patient care areas of hospitals. METHODS Two cellular telephones from different cellular carriers were tested in various patient care areas between February 15, 2006, and June 29, 2006. To monitor the medical devices and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the wireless local area network (WLAN) technology, specifically the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), interferes with implantable cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators. MATERIAL AND METHODS Various pacemakers and defibrillators were tested in vitro at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, between March 6 and July 30, 2003.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a device (Urologix Targis system) used for transurethral microwave treatment interferes with sensing, pacing, and arrhythmia detection by permanent pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). METHODS We tested 13 pacemakers in both bipolar and unipolar sensing configurations and 8 ICDs in vitro. Pacemakers(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the design and performance characteristics of two microwave antennae for use in thermal treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS Prostatron and Targis antennae were subjected to detailed physical examination and measurement. The heating patterns generated by these two types of antennae were characterized in detail using(More)
Wendy R. Schmidt, Jeffrey L. Tri, Marvin P. Mitchell, Steven P. Levens, Merrill A. Wondrow, Leslie M. Huie, Robert E. Martin, Barry K. Gilbert, Bijoy K. Khandheria, Mayo Foundation Rochester, MN 55901 Abstract A high data rate (HDR) terrestrial and satellite network was implemented to transfer medical images and data. This paper describes the optimization(More)
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