Dr. Prakashini K.

Professor & Head of the Dept.

Dr Prakashini is a pioneer radiologist, academician and researcher at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, serving as professor and head of the department. She had brought various laurels to the institute through her extensive inter and intra-disciplinary research. Her special areas of interest include various image guided interventions, contributing to the betterment of patient-care.

Department of Radio Diagnosis

Qualification: MBBS, MD (Radio-Diagnosis)


    Dr Prakashini K teaches MBBS and MD students.


    • Guides PG theses of MD radiology and PhD students of Medical Imaging Technology; MBBS students for STS project under ICMR
    • Moderates seminars for postgraduate students.
    • Reports CT, MRI, USG and X-Rays of various body parts.


Subject Semester / Year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Radiodiagnosis and Imaging Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2006
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2001


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC,Manipal Professor and Incharge Head 1/Oct/2018 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor 04/2014 till 10/2018
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2010 to 2014
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2006 to 2010
KMC, Manipal Junior Resident 2003 to 2006


Area of Interest

Cardiac CT Angiography, PTBD procedures, Central Nervous System imaging and MSK imaging

Area of Expertise

Cardiac CT Angiography and PTBD procedures

Area of Research

Diffusion Tensor Imaging MR of kidney disease and in early diabetic nephropathy, Temporal bone and middle ear pathologies on MRI, Myocardial defect analysis on Cardiac CT, Assessing Awareness of radiographers towards nosocomial infection during radiography, Criteria’s to grade fatty infiltration of liver on CT

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of IRIA, 2010.
  • Corresponding Member of EJR, 2010.

A neonate with multiple fractures

2009-01-02 Ramesh BY Prakashini K

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

Subdural effusion complicating neonatal meningitis- Successful treatment with acetazolamide

2009-01-01 Bhat YR Prakashini K Sen S

Indian Journal of Paediatrics

Excretory urography in urinary tuberculosis- What is the role

2008-01-01 Prakashini K Rao VRK

International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Clinical, radiological and microbiological corroboration to assess the role of endotracheal aspirate in diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia in an intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital

2010-01-01 Mukhopadhyay C Krishna S Shenoy A Prakashini K

International Journal of Infection Control

Consistency of Fractional Anisotropy Values Using Different Combinations of b-Value and Time of Echo (TE) in Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Normal Brain White Matter

2018-01-12 Rahul P Kotian K Prakashini Sreekumaran Nair M Satish Babu

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

Role of Diffusion Weighted Magentic Resonanace Imaging in differentiating benign and malignant Breast Lesions

2020-01-04 Breast radiology Allen Jabar Shell Prakashini K Jasbon A

Polish Journal of Radiology

Volume Estimation of Pulmonary Lesion Using Chest CT

2018-01-03 Ramyasri Nayak Nandish S Prakashini Koteshwara

International Journal of Engineering & Technology

• Multipara metric MRI for Bladder Cancer Using VI-RADS for the Detection of Detrusor Muscle Invasion: An Observational Study to check the Reliability of VI-RADS scoring in Indian Population. • Detection and Staging Of Laryngeal cancer Using Machine Learning and Radiomics • Prognostication of Acute ischemic stroke by developing a prognostic index based on a clinical characteristics and stroke volume • Artificial intelligence enabled acute ischemic stroke infarct volume estimation and intracranial emergent large vessel occlusion quantification • Development and testing of optimal cardiac CT protocol using fixed time delay for congenital heart disease in children. • Modelling of textures based assessment system to accurately determine response to therapy of vertebral metastasis on DWI IN COMPETENCE WITH PET CT • Exploring application of radiomics in brain tumour assessment and treatment. • Diffusion Tensor Imaging - MR Tractography in Stroke Patients to Predict Motor Outcome • Myocardial viability on MDCT and it’s correlation with left ventricular recovery after intervention in late presentation of acute myocardial infarction • Computer Aided Detection of pulmonary nodules on 64 Row MDCT • Evaluation of low dose 64 – MDCT in Urolithiasis•