Dr Rahul Lakshmanan

Dr Rahul Lakshmanan


Rahul graduated from the University of Western Australia’s Medical School in 2007. He commenced his radiology training locally in the WA Radiology Training Scheme in 2010 and completed his registrar training in 2015 when he was awarded FRANZCR. He completed a two year Neuroradiology fellowship in London in February 2017, where he trained in both adult and paediatric neuroimaging at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Imperial College Healthcare Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. Concurrently he was a Consultant Radiologist at Everlight Radiology in London from 2015 – 2017.  Rahul returned to Perth in early 2017 where he joined Perth Radiological Clinic, being made a partner in 2021. He also holds an appointment as a Consultant Radiologist at Perth Children’s Hospital.


Adult Neuroradiology, Paediatric Neuroradiology, Paediatric imaging

Fellowship Training

Pan London Neuroradiology Fellowship 2015-2017 London, UK

Hospital Appointments

Perth Children’s Hospital 2017-current

Recent Publications

Do Measurements of Inner Ear Structures Help in the Diagnosis of Inner Ear Malformations? A Review of Literature. D’Arco F, Talenti G, Lakshmanan R, Stephenson K, Siddiqui A, Carney O; Otol Neurotol.2017Dec;38(10):e384-e392

The brainstem phenotype of Cathepsin-A-related arteriopathy with strokes and leukoencephalopathy; Hwang Y, Lakshmanan R, Davagnanam I, Thompson A, Lynch D, Houlden H, Bajaj N, Eriksson S, Bamiou D, Warren J; Neurology:Genetics;2017;Jul6;3(4):e165

Redefining the phenotype of ALSP and AARS2 mutation–related leukodystrophy. Lakshmanan R, Adams M, Lynch DS, Kinsella JA, Phadke R, Schott JM, Murphy E, Rohrer J, Chataway, Houlden H, Fox N, Davagnanam I; Neurology:Genetics.2017;3(2):e135

Clinical and genetic characterization of leukoencephalopathies in adults. Lynch DS, De Paiva ARB, Zhang WJ, Bugiardini E, Freua F, Lucato LT,Macedo-Souza, Lakshmanan R, Kinsella JA, Merwick A, Rossor AM, Bajaj N,Herron B, McMonagle P, Morrison PJ, Hughes D, Pittman A, Laura M, Reilly MM, Warren JD, Mummery CJ, Schott JM, Adams M, Fox NC, Murphy E, Davagnanam I, Kok F, Chataway J, Houlden H; Brain 2017 May;140(5):1204-1211

Teaching Neuroimages – Intracranial arterial dissection. Hermes J, Lakshmanan R, Davagnanam I,  Neurology. 2017 Mar21;88(12):e111-e112

Hearing Characteristics of Stroke Patients: Prevalence and Characteristics of Hearing Impairment and Auditory Processing Disorders in Stroke Patients. Koohi N, Vickers DA, Lakshmanan R, Chandrashekar H, Werring DJ, Warren JD, Bamiou D. J Am Acad Audiol. 2017 Jun;28(6):491-505.doi:10.3766/jaaa.15139.

Analysis of Mutations in AARS2 in a Series of CSF1R-Negative Patients With Adult-Onset Leukoencephalopathy With Axonal Spheroids and Pigmented Glia. Lynch DS, Zhang WJ, Lakshmanan R, Kinsella JA, Uzun GA, Karbay M, Tüfekçioglu Z, Hanagasi H, Burke G, Foulds N, Hammans SR, Bhattacharjee A, Wilson H, Adams M, Walker M, Nicoll JA, Chataway J, Fox N, Davagnanam I, Phadke R, Houlden H. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Dec 1;73(12):1433-1439.doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.2229.

Teaching NeuroImages: Biotin responsive basal ganglia disease. Schwarting J, Lakshmanan R, Davagnanam I. Neurology. 2016 Apr26;86(17):e184-5

Recent Presentations to Conferences / Scientific Meetings

Imaging changes in paediatric brain tumours treated with proton beam therapy the GOSH experience; Debarata Bhattacharya, Rahul Lakshmanan, Richard Warne, Wajanat Jan, Jenny Gains, Anthony Michalski, Kristian Aquilina, Kshitij Mankad;  Neuroradiology. 2017 Aug;59(Suppl 1):1-115

Clinical and genetic characterisation of adult onset leukoencephalopathy, American Academy of Neurology, 2017, Boston, MA, USA

Further evidence that mutations in AARS2 cause an adult onset leukodystrophy, European Academy of Neurology, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Novel Associations and Genetic Mimics in a Leukodystrophy Series Characterised by Focused Exome Sequencing, American Academy of Neurology, 2016, Vancouver, BC, Canada

CT assessment of body trauma with a triple fractionated IV contrast injection protocol, European Congress of Radiology, 2015, Vienna, Austria