RSNA 2016: Dr. Heron Werner discusses his Zika virus research
Heron Werner Jr., M.D., Ph.D., gives an overview of his Zika virus study. Ultrasound and fetal MRI were performed on pregnant patients with Zika virus infection at different gestational ages. Once the babies were born, they underwent ultrasound, CT and MRI. The researchers then created 3-D virtual and physical models of the skulls. More than half the babies had microcephaly, brain calcifications and loss of brain tissue volume, along with other structural changes.