I was suggested on electronics.stackexchange.com to post this here as someone may know the the answer to this question.
My mother runs a small veterinary clinic. She is getting a new X-Ray machine that will need a network connection to send digital copies of the X-Ray to the server. I will be installing a wall plate with a few Ethernet jacks in the X-Ray room.
Do I need to do anything special like shielded cabling for this install? I am not worried about transmission errors that may occur during the split second the X-Ray is active, TCP can fix those, I am concerned about damaging the computer's NIC or router in the wiring closet due to some form of current induction.
The cable will not be running in the direct path of the X-Ray beam just be in wall leading to the room. Am I being overly cautious or is this a legitimate concern? Also if I need to route under the path of the beam for some reason are there any consequences for that?