Would an xray machine cause network or server issues?

We recently found out that a medical office is moving in next door, and their xray equipment will be on the backside of the wall in our server/network room. They had lead added to the walls to protect the office, (the other side of our wall).  So the question came up, should we expect any issues with our network equipment or server stored in this adjacent room??  Is there anything different we should be doing??  Have never seen anything related to this before?
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
No, you shouldn't see any issues.  X-ray machines don't generate enough to cause problems.

Now if you were next door to a particle accelerator that uses magnetics....then you might see some issues.

Also X-ray machines can't be spitting out radiation all over the place, otherwise they wouldn't be safe for the workers to be around or even in the next room.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No. X-rays (as you describe) will not harm computer equipment at all.

However, transformers and the like generate common electromagnetic fields, but such equipment needs to be right beside the computer to do any damage.

I have had servers in a furnace room at a client for years (no other location) and the furnace motors never (ever) caused an issue.

You have nothing to worry about.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
I support many cath labs and all there is in between the x-ray machine and the PCs in the control room is a glass window - mind you it's probably x-ray protective glass. There again one of the servers is in a cupboard off the cath lab and all there is in between it and the x-ray machine is a light wooden door.

X-ray machines aren't safe to be around of course, you'll notice the dentist leaves the room when they take your x-ray. On a human the dose is accumulative so the dentist would be exposed 20 times per day if they stayed in the room whereas you only get one dose every 6 months.

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No, x-ray issue but possibly a power draw that may effect you depending on how closely you are wired up.
Check with the building service that power routing of each room does not conflict.
holcomb_frankAuthor Commented:
Thanks for everyone's input...it's always nice to hear it from someone else to confirm your thoughts.  I'm especially glad to hear from someone that works around this equipment regularly ..... thanks andyalder.
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