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Dr. M. Karunakaran
Consultant Radiologist
  • Department Radiology and Imaging Sciences
  • Degrees MD, FRCR, EDiR.,
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Education
  • MBBS - Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. 1997-2003. TN MGR Medical University.
  • MD. Radiodiagnosis - Assam Medical College Dibrugarh, Assam.2006-2010.
  • Dibrugarh University
  • FRCR- Bestowed with Fellowship of Royal College Of Radiology fellowship on 18th November 2017
  • EDiR- European Diplomate in Radiology in the exams held in Vienna on March 2018
Experience
    • Chief Consultant Radiologist at K G Hospital Coimbatore, India from 01-05-2014 till date,
    • NABH Accredited Hospital and Post - Graduate Training Institute.
    • Served as DNB faculty( senior consultant ), Involved in teaching Radiology to 16 DNB post graduates and thesis guide for 12 students. Active role in post graduate Teaching sessions with seminars.
    • Served as examiner for M.Sc Radiology and Imaging technology students, DNB students.
    • Department has 1.5 Tesla MRI ( Siemens Avanto- 450 to 500 cases per month), 128 slice MDCT
    • (Siemens- 800 to 1000 case per month), Voluson E8 ultrasound , Fluoroscopy and Cathlab.
    • Radiologist at Aarthi scans, Tirunelveli, India. Feb 2011- January 2014.
    • Mainly worked on 1.5 Tesla MRI (Siemens Avanto) and 64 slice MDCT ( Siemens) with a case load of 20-25MRIs per day, 20to 25 CTs per day on alternating rotations .
    • Assistant Professor at Amrita Institute of medical sciences Kochi, India. August 2010– January 2011.
Special area of Interest
  • Radiologist with more than 10 years of experience in MRI, MDCT.
  • Areas of interest include Neuroimaging, Musculoskeletal imaging, Body imaging .
  • Compassionate professional, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Won the first prize in case based – interactive image interpretation session at GRIP- German Remedies Imaging Programme on 14th June 2009 at Kaziranga,Assam,India.
  • Won the first prize in 37th block of quizzes, organized by Radiology Education Foundation ( REF)
Publications
  • Faciobrachial dystonic seizures result from fronto–temporo–basal ganglial network involvement Rajesh Shankar Iyer , T.C.R. Ramakrishnan , Karunakaran , Ajit Shinto , Koramadai Karuppuswamy Kamaleshwaran- Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports 8 (2017) 47–50.
  • Case report- Trapped ipsilateral lateral ventricle: a delayed complication of hemispherotomy for Rasmussen’s encephalitis Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Ravi Mohan Rao, Karunakaran Muthukalathi, Praveen Kumar- Iyer RS, et al. BMJ Case Rep 2017. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222040.
  • Imaging of Aneurysmal bone Cyst (ABC) of the tibia with brief review of literature -Rishi Philip Mathew, M. Karunakaran, G.Bakthavathsalam, Eurorad Published: 2016, Jun. 1
  • Imaging in Askin tumors - Rishi Philip Mathew , Akshay Dipakrao Wakade, Muthu Kumar Sakthivel, Dinu Chandran Nair, Kumar Muthu Kumar, Karunakaran MuthuKalathi & Govindaswamy Bakthavathsalam- Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (October–December 2016) 32(4):244–249 DOI 10.1007/s12055-016-0460-3
  • Role of 128 slice MDCT coronary Angiography in patients with ischemic heart disease- Dr Muthukumar Sakthivel, Dr Dinu Chandran Nair, Dr. Karunakaran Muthukalathi, Dr Praveen Kumar- Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research,volume 05, issue 07, July 2017
  • Is it safe to treat cerebral venous thrombosis with oral rivaroxaban without heparin? A preliminary study from 20 patients Rajesh Shankar Iyer , Ramakrishnan TCR , Saleem Akhtar, Karunakaran Muthukalathi , Praveen Kumar , Kumar Muthukumar- Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/clineuro- https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.10.015
  • Perimesencephalic and sulcal subarachnoid haemorrhage: an interesting presentation of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome- Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Ramakrishnan Tirupur Chinnappan Ramalingam, Saleem Akhtar, Karunakaran Muthukalathi--BMJ Case Rep 2018. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222875
Books
  • Co-authored a short book in Radiology titled Radiology Case Vignettes
Posters
  • “NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA OF DEVIC- A DISTINCT ENTITY TO BE DIFFERENTIATED FROM MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS“ at - Indian Society of Neuroradiology – 11th Annual Conference November 13-16, 2008 SGPGIMS,Lucknow (India).
  • “A RARE CASE OF MEGALENCEPHALIC LEUCOENCEPHALOPATHY WITH SUBCORTICAL CYSTS“ at - Indian Society of Neuroradiology – 11th Annual Conference November 13-16, 2008 SGPGIMS,Lucknow (India).

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