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    >From 14 to 18 August 1989, the 8th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the
    (American) Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, was held in Amsterdam.
    The meeting was organized in collaboration with two European societies, and
    comprised about 340 orally presented papers and 640 posters of a technical,
    medical, and biological nature. The number of participants was on the order
    of 2000. Prior to the actual meeting, two educational days on basic and advan-
    ced topics were organized, including lectures on the use of MR in bone, spine,
    and spinal cord. A highly readable primer "Medical Magnetic Resonance", edited
    by Thomas F. Budinger and Alexander R. Margulis on both physical principles of
    MR and clinical use was provided (this 1988 book is available for US $ 30,00
    from the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 1918 University Avenue,
    Suite 3C, BERKELEY, CA 94704, USA -- prepaid by check on a US bank, and possibly
    also by International Money Order or credit card).

    Limiting myself to a BIOMCH-L point of view, the conference contained a large
    number of items on MR imaging and spectroscopy of the musculoskeletal system and
    in cardiology, both of a technical and clinical nature. Various presentations
    were concerned with 3D and dynamic imaging of the knee joint. There were some
    papers on postprocessing of 3-D or dynamic imaging data; one presentation from
    the Mayo Clinic provided CAD/CAM rendering of the menisci, but the author stated
    that this was not for routine clinical use. There were also papers on dynamic
    imaging of the knee and wrist joints. If sufficient BIOMCH-L readers are inter-
    ested, I might provide a list of titles and authors on these topics.

    In the commercial exhibition, the major vendors of MR equipment provided their
    newest products. Also, a few publishers displayed their newest books on MR;
    among these, there were some on MRI of the Musculoskeletal System, on MRI in
    Orthopaedics and Rheumatology, and on Imaging of Sports Injuries (full details
    will follow later).

    During the meeting, the following announcements were made which might be
    relevant for BIOMCH-L:

    (1) Society for Neurological Spectroscopy

    The Society for Neurological Spectroscopy (SNS) was established in Chicago on
    April 14, 1989 (James W. Pritchard, President). The Society promotes original
    research and clinical applications in the fields of magnetic resonance spectros-
    copy of the nervous system and skeletal muscle system. For membership informa-
    tion please contact Tsutomu Nakada, Secretary-Treasurer, SNS, Department of
    Neurology, University of California at Davis, 150 Muir Road, MARTINEZ, CA 94553,
    USA, tel. +1.415.228-6800, ext. 436.

    (2) Musculoskeletal Fellowship in Radiology

    The Department of Radiology of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital / Jefferson
    Medical College wish to announce the establishment of a Musculoskeletal Radio-
    logy Fellowship. The term of the fellowship is one year and is available at
    this time. The section of Musculoskeletal Radiology is directed by a highly
    motivated staff fully involved in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CT and Arthro-
    graphy. The related disciplines of skeletal pathology and orthopedics are of
    excellent quality.

    If you are interested in this program, please contact David Karasick M.D.,
    Chief-Section on Skeletal Radiology (928-8167); Robert M. Steiner, Director-
    Division of Diagnostic Radiology (928-7218); or David C. Levin M.D., Professor
    and Chairman, Department of Radiology (928-7264).

    Please send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

    Department of Radiology
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Suite 3607
    111 South 11th Street

    Herman J. Woltring