CAIRO: A two-day historical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will be held from 23-24 September in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, aimed at establishing a panel of experts to conduct and supervise MRI related issues, according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
MRI, a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves and a computer to make detailed pictures of the body, has been applied at CAF underage competitions, especially at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations since 2005.
Thirteen medical practitioners drawn from the six CAF Zones will participate in the two day event that will set the tone for the formation of the panel of experts who will be tasked with the responsibility of organising and supervising MRI controls within their zones and Member Associations.
Their inputs will also be essential in ensuring that CAF can maintain an accurate database of players who participate in underage competitions.
As part of the course, there will be practical sessions at the Al Salam Hospital in Cairo, where the participants will be taken through the procedures and technicalities involved in ensuring precise MRI results.
The Instructors are Yacine Zerguini (Algeria), Vice President of CAF’s Medical Committee, Prince Pambo (Ghana), member of CAF’s Medical Committee and Michiko Dohi (Japan), member of AFC Medical Committee.