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Dr Purohit Bela Satish

Dr Purohit Bela Satish

​MBBS, MD, DNB, FRCR (United Kingdom), EBHNR (ESR/Austria)

Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neuroradiology

Sub-specialties: Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neuroradiology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute


​Dr Purohit has trained in extensively in her sub-speciality subjects, namely neuroradiology and head-neck radiology at the University Hospitals of Zurich and Geneva in Switzerland and Leuven in Belgium. She passed the European Diploma Examination in head-neck radiology in 2013. Dr Purohit has authored several first-author publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals with almost 150 citations.

Dr Purohit is keenly interested in teaching and has been part of teaching faculty for the Swiss National Board exams and locally for the national FRCR teaching programmes. Her research interests are advanced imaging of brain tumors, inflammatory and demyelinating CNS diseases, head-neck cancer imaging, PET/CT and PET/MRI, imaging of skull base, temporal bones.


MBBS (2002)

MD (2007)

DNB (2008)

FRCR (United Kingdom) (2009)

EBHNR (ESR/Austria) (2013)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior ​Consultant, Department of Neuroradiology, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Member of Editorial Board-Head-Neck subsection, Insights into Imaging, Journal of European Society of Radiology
  • Radiology Education Foundation, India - Jan 2008 (Life member)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, London- May 2009 (Fellow)
  • Asia Oceanic Society of Paediatric Radiology - August 2010 (Life member)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society - April 2012 (Corresponding member)
  • European Society of Radiology - September 2012 (Corresponding overseas member)
  • European Society of Head Neck Radiology - September 2012 (Diplomate and Fellow)
  • European Society of Neuroradiology - June 2014 (Member)


  • ​Expand The Scope of Temporal Bone Reporting: Why, What and Where to Look For. Mundada P, Purohit BS, Thota V, Rashad A, Tan TY. ECR 2014, Vienna, March 2014. Awarded Certificate of Merit
  • Imaging in Otosclerosis:A pictorial review. Purohit BS, Hermans R, Op de beeck K. Insights Imaging 2014 Apr; 5:245-52. Awarded certificate of merit for third highest downloaded paper of 2014 of Insights in Imaging at ECR 2015, Vienna, March 2015
  • Certificates of appreciation received for years 2015 and 2016 for outstanding peer review work for Insights into Imaging

Research Interests


  • Sonographic pictorial review of benign palpable paediatric lumps, head to foot. Purohit B, Kapur JK, Yeong. S. Medical Journal of Malaysia 2014 Apr; 69:104-113
  • Imaging in Otosclerosis:A pictorial review. Purohit BS, Hermans R, Op de beeck K. Insights Imaging 2014 Apr; 5:245-52
  • Dedifferentiated laryngeal chondrosarcoma: combined morphological and functional imaging with PET/MRI”. Purohit BS, Dulguerov P, Burkhardt K, Becker M. Laryngoscope 2014 Jul; 124:E274-247
  • FDG PET/CT pitfalls in oncologic head and neck imaging. Purohit BS, Ailianou A, Dulguerov N, Becker CD, Ratib O, Becker M. Insights Imaging 2014 Oct;5:585-602
  • Aggressive primary olfactory neuroblastoma of the spheno-clival region: A case report and literature review. Purohit BS, Winder T, Ewerton MM, Kollias SS. Laryngoscope 2015 Apr;125:822-825
  • Imaging of brainstem gliomas. Purohit BS, Kamli AA, Spyros SS. The European Journal of Radiology 2015;84:709-720
  • Balo’s concentric sclerosis with acute presentation and co-existing multiple sclerosis-typical lesions on MRI. Purohit B, Ganewatte E, Schreiner B, Kollias S. Case Rep Neurol. 2015 Feb 28:44-50
  • A case report on 1-year follow-up of bilateral thalamic glioma. Ganewatte E, Al-Zahrani Y, Purohit B, Kollias S. Neuroradiol J. 2015 Dec;28:584-586
  • Imaging of facial nerve schwannomas: diagnostic pearls and potential pitfalls. Mundada P, Purohit BS, Sultana TK, Tan TY. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2016 Jan-Feb;22:40-46
  • Orbital tumours and tumour-like lesions: Exploring the armamentarium of multiparametric imaging. Purohit BS, Vargas MI, Ailianou A, et al. Insights Imaging 2016 Feb;7:43-68
  • The pteryopalatine fossa: Imaging anatomy, communications and pathology revisited. Tashi S, Purohit BS, Becker M, Mundada P. Insights Imaging 2016 Aug;7:589-99. Tashi S and Purohit BS are joint first authors
  • Natalizumab-related progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: a case report highlighting clinical and MRI features. Purohit BS, Ganewatte E, Kollias SS. Malays J Med Sci. 2016; 23:91-95

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