Magnetic Effects

B Hickman pcxbjh at
Tue Mar 4 06:50:58 EST 1997

In article <5fbaao$82o at>,
Robert Harman <rmharman at> wrote:


>Strictly speaking the radio frequency waves were produced as a sort
>of low frequency ionizing radiation, but the kind of atoms whose electron
>shells would allow for high frequency emissions (like gamma rays) don't
>exist in significant quantities in the human body.  (I worked over last
>summer in the NMR lab at Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, doing an
>analysis of NMR in systems undergoing complex chemical exchange.  I'm
>secondary author on a paper on the subject that should be published by the
>end of this year.)

What exactly could RF radiation ionise nothing!
The radiation involved in MR imaging is most definitly non-ionising.
You obviously didn't learn very much did you.

Benjamin Hickman
Solid State NMR spectroscopy
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Nottingham
Benjamin Hickman                                      
Solid State NMR Spectroscopy
University of Nottingham

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