Radiological findings of abnormalities associated with Zika Virus


2,138 confirmed cases of congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus, as of 13 October 2016

The Pan America Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will celebrate World Radiology Day on 9 November 2016 to discuss the crucial role of obstetric ultrasound in the screening and monitoring of abnormalities associated with confirmed Zika virus and the appropriateness of utilizing other imaging technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT).

Obstetric sonography is the primary tool recommended by PAHO for screening and monitoring of fetal/neonatal brain abnormalities associated with the ZIKA virus. Although ultrasonography is a safe technology, it is operator reliant and requires an extensive knowledge in maternal-fetal anatomy, acquisition and interpretation of images.

World Radiology Day

World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year to mark the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.  PAHO celebrates World Radiology Day to increase the public's awareness of the role of radiology in public health

PAHO main event

When: 9 November 2016 at 9:30 a.m -1:00 p.m. EST

Where: Pan American Health Organization, Room C

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-Analía Porrás, Unit Chief, Medicines and Health Technology, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

-Andrea Poretti, MD Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA

-Adriano Hazin, MD, Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira, Recife, Brasil

-Jonel Di Muro, MD, Perinatologist Hospital Luis Razzetti, Barcelona, Venezuela

-Karen Sohan, MT Hope Wonen´s Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago

-Nancy Leahy, Consultant, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

-Pablo Jimenez, Regional Advisor of Radiological Health Program, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

-Priscilla Butler, MS, Medical Physicist and Senior Director, Department of Quality and Safety, American College of Radiology, USA

-Thierry Huisman, MD Chairman, Department of Imaging and Imaging Science  Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA

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