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Prof. P. B. Hewavithana
 
 
 
Email padmabh@gmail.com
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0776225268       081-2396551                                 

Fax 081-2235149
Office address Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
   
Academic Degrees
MBBS, MD (Radiology)  
 
Research Interest

Liver dissease imaging in early detection of Breast cancer and parenchymal

 
Teaching experience
  • Undergraduate teachning since
  • Postgraduate teachning since
Service Functions

Teaching Undergraduate

  • MBBS year 1 to year 4
  • Lectures and clinical appointment (Y4)

Teaching Postgraduate

MD Radiology part I and part II-postgraduate training

 

Clinical work

Radiological services to the patients at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya

 

Membership International , National & University

  • Life member Sri Lanka College of Radiologists
  • Life member, Sri Lanka Medical Association
  • Life member, Kandy society of Medicine

 

Positions Held
  1. Intern House Officer in General Medicine attached to Teaching Hospital  Karapitiya for 06 months from 16th January - July 1984 under  Dr Nihal Markus (FRCP)
  2. Intern House Officer in General Surgery attached to Teaching Hospital   Mahamodara  for 06 months from 16th July 1984 to 16th January 1995 under  Dr W Tissera (FRCS)
  3. Post Intern House Officer in Obstetrics and Gyneacology attached to Teaching Hospital Mahamodara for 03 months from16th January1985 under Dr H Abeysirigunawardane ( FRCOG)
  4. Post intern medical officer attached to Teaching Hospital Mahamodara for 12 months of Rheumatology from 16th March 1985 under Dr Manel Markus(FRCP)
  5. Registrar in Radiology from August 1987 – 1990 March, General hospital, Colombo
  6. Senior Registrar in Radiology from August 1990 – 1991 August, General hospital, Kandy
  7. Fellowship in Radiology from August 1991 – 1992 August, John Hunter Hospital, Australia, under Dr Ajith De Silva( FRCR), Consultant Radiologist
  8. Acting Radiologist, General hospital Kurunegala, 1992 October– 1993 February
  9. Consultant Radiologist, General hospital Kegalla, 1992 December – 1994 March
  10. Trainer in Radiology – Teaching Hospital Peradeniya from year 1994 to date
  11. Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in Vascular and interventional Radiology , University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2009
  12. Founder, Pioneering Head of the Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 2012 to 2015
  13. Coordinator, Kandy - Peradeniya Radiology training program, University of Colombo from year 2000 to date
  14. Coordinator, Medical physics, postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya from year 2004 to date
  15. Founder, Pioneering Head, Course coordinator, BSc radiography and Radiotherapy programme, Faculty of Allied Health sciences, University of Peradeniya
  16. Managing editor, Bulletin of Nursing and Allied Health sciences, Faculty of Allied Health sciences, University of Peradeniya
  17. Honorary Consultant Radiologist, Chest clinic Kandy, January 2003 to January 2005.
  18. Chairperson, Board of Study, Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Colombo, 2003 – 2006
  19. Vice President, Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, July 2006 - August 2008
  20. President, Sri Lanka College of Radiologists, July 2008 - August 2009
  21. President, Radiological Society of SAARC Countries, 2008 - 2009
  22. Vice President, The Kandy Society of Medicine, 2011
  23. President Elect, The Kandy Society of Medicine, 2012
  24. President, The Kandy Society of Medicine, 2013
  25. Co –Editor Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology from 2011 – 2013 and 2015 to date
  26. Chairperson, Board of Study in Radiology, Post graduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo
 
Poublication
Peer reviewed publications
  1. Channa Ratnatunga, Badra Hewavithana. Atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the aorta, clinical aspects. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2001;10(2):25-36
  2. Wickramasuriya N.I. Muthucumaru M.,.Hewavithana P.B. A rare cause of acute urinary retention in a male infant; Journal of Pediatric Urology 2008;4:243-244
  3. S Rosairo, P B Hewavithana. The role of abdominal ultrasonography in diagnosing extra hepatic obstructive jaundice The Bulletin Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya 2004;1(1): 25-26
  4. Marasinghe J, Hewavithana PB. Assessment of knowledge on Radiation physics prior to exposure to the module on radiation physics among radiography students: SriLanka Bulletin of Nursing and Allied Health sciences 2009; (1): 3 – 4
  5. G. M. N. R. Gajanayake, R. D. Yapa and B. Hewawitharana. Comparison of Standard Image Segmentation Methods in the use of Segmentation of Brain Tumors from 2D MR Images.proc International conference on Industrial and Information systemsICIIS 2009; 301- 305
  6. Hewavithana PB. Imaging of Breast Cancer, Radiologist’s point of view and future perspectives; Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology 2012;( 1)1:3-9
  7. Madushanka EAW, Christine Ferris, Hewavithana PB. Development of Radiography in Sri Lanka. News and views, International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists 2012
  8. Hewavithana P.B, Jayarathne Y.G.S.W, Kumarasiri PVR. Association of non alcoholic steatosis of liver in polycystic ovarian disease. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2012;21(2): 04 – 11
  9. Hewavithana P.B,Galabada.S,Galketiya KB.Endovascular treatment of an acute renal arteriovenous fistula(RAVF) following a penetrating injury: A case report. Sri Lanka journal of Medicine.2013,Volume-22:19-22
  10. Hewavithana P.B, de Silva Ajith; A Rare case of liver Abscess due to an Injested Metallic Foreign body . Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology 2013; 2(1): 23-24
  11. Perera MGRS, Hewavithana PB. The usefulness of chest radiography as a health screening method prior to employment. Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology 2013; 2(1):12-16
  12. Wettasinghe MC, Rosairo S, Pethiyagoda AUB, Indika KLU, Hewavithana PB. Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome, Sri Lanka Journal of Radiology 2013; 2(1):17-18
  13. Chandrasekara P P, Hewavithana P B, Rosairo S, Herath MHMN, Mirihella D M R D. Ultrasonographic Manifestations of Germinal matrix hamorrahge and periventricular leukomalacia in preterm neonates at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya. International Journal of scientific and Technology Research2014; 3(9):62 – 65)
  14. Dinesh Malcolm Gerard Fernando, Padma Badra Heawavithana. Penetrative injury to the face resulting in delayed death after rupture of cavernous sinus on the contralateral side. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and pathology.2015.Volume:36,271-273
  15. R.R.Nanayakkara, Y.P.R.D.Yapa, P.B.Hewavithana, P. Wijekoon. Automatic breast boundary segmentation of mammograms. International Journal of soft computing and engineering 2015, Volume 5:97-101
  16. Wettasinghe MC,Hewavithana PB,Alahakoon AAK, Galketiya KB, Presacral giant schwannoma with extra pelvic extension:A Case report. Sri Lanka Journal of radiology 2016 May ; 2(1)
  17. DC Perera, GB Hettiarachchi, NVI Ratnatunga, PVR Kuamarasiri, PB Hewavithana Demographic, clinical and mammographic characteristics of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast; A Sri Lankan experience ,Srilanka Journal of Radiology 2017;( 2)2
  18. PB Hewavithana, WM Jayawardhane, R Gamage, C Goonaratna, Skeletal fluorosis in Vavuniya District: an observational study,Ceylon Medical Journal 63 (3),2018
  19. PCA Ratnatunga, R Gunawardene, V Pinto, R Perera, P Amerasinghe, Atherosclerotic occlusive arterial disease of the lower limbs: a historical account of surgical evolution and vascular reconstruction over thirty four years, Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 36 (2),2018
  20. LK Dissanayake, PB Hewavithana, RMPM Rathnayake, Partial splenic artery embolization: an alternative management strategy for resistant thrombocytopenia of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 27 (1), 2018
 
Peer reviewed presentations at conferences published as full papers
  1. Hewavithana P.B; Kumarasiri P.V.R.; A Preliminary Study of cholelithiasis; Proceedings & Abstracts of the Annual research sessions University of Peradeniya, 1999;;33
  2. Hewavithana. P.B; Bandaranayake B.M.P; Validity of use of Stanford university values in the assessment of bone age in Sri Lankan children; Proceedings of the Annual research sessions, University of Peradeniya; 2006;112
 
Peer reviewed presentations at conferences published in abstract form
  1. Hewavithana P.B; Diagnosis of deep Venous thrombosis of lower extremities by duplex Ultra Sound Scanning; Book of abstracts; 19th annual sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 1997; 55
  2. Hewavithana P.B; Amaratunga AG; Preliminary study of fetal umbilical artery Doppler flow characteristics; 1998; 31st Annual Academic sessions, Sri Lanka College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians ; 19
  3. Hewavithana P.B; Rosairo S.; Gunathilake .D.; Intussusception: The Radiological Criteria for Reduction; 2002; Book of abstracts 24th annual sessions of Kandy Society of Medicine ;11;
  4. Hewavithana P.B.; Rosairo .S;Jayabahu.S; Hysterosalpingography by using a Foley catheter; An alternative method; annual sessions of Kandy society of Medicine; 2003
  5. Hewavithana P.B. ; Atapattu N.; Assesment of renal size by Ultrasonography; The Book of Abstracts; 26th annual academic sessions; Kandy Society of Medicine 2004 ;
  6. Hewavithana P.B.; Premathunga .K.S.S.; Fatty liver revisited in Sri Lanka Population; 3rd Annual academic sessions; Proceedings, Sri Lanka College of Radiologists 2004
  7. Hewavithana P.B.; Bandara J.M.R.P; Jayakody J.R.H.R; Harischandra P.K. ;Rosairo .S ; Accessory Renal arteries in prospective kidney donors; Proceedings of Annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists & Annual Scentific Meeting of Asian Musculoskeletal Society 2005; 41
  8. Hewavithana .P.B. ; Nanayakkara D.P; Muhandiram T; Steatohepatitis among patients with fatty liver : a preminary study; Book of Abstracts; 28th Annual Sessions of the KandySociet of Medicine 2006; 37
  9. Hewavithana P.B; Wijayatunga N.N; Attanayake A.M.N.S; Halpage I.P Assessment of splenic size using ultrasonography in a selected sample of normal individuals in Kandy district; Book of Abstracts; Annual Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2006; 39
  10. Hewavithana P.B; Nandadeva .D;Siribaddane .A ; Nagarajah N. ; Pattern of radiographic manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients attending chest clinic Kandy; Book of Abstracts; Annual Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2008;130-131
  11. Hewavithana P.B; Bandaranayake A.M.P; Dissanayake N.T; Malaviarachchi K.A.M.K.U.N.; Walgampaya D.S ; Doppler sonographic assessment of chronic venous insufficiency of lower limbs; Proceedings of Annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists 2008; 35
  12. Hewavithana P.B; Rosairo .S; Pathmini S; Disease pattern of peripheral arterial disease on angiography; Annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists 2008; 37
  13. Hewavithana P.B ; Malaviarachchi K.A.M.K.U.N; Walgampaya D.S ; Jayabahu S; Descriptive analysis of four hundred mammograms; Annual Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2009; 116-117
  14. Hewavithana P.B; Pussepitiya D.M.U.R.K; Emphysematous pyelonephritis: The Radiologist role; Proceedings of Annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists & Conference of the Radiological Society of SAARC Countries 2009
  15. Hewavithana. P.B; Weeratunga S.L; Kannangara .R ; Lal D.P.C.K.A ; Angiograpghic patterns of Takayasu’s arteritis in patients diagnosed at Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya; Proceedings of Annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists & Conference of the Radiological Society of SAARC Countries 2009
  16. Hewavithana P.B; Kannangara K.M.R ; Endovascular embolisation of traumatic pseudo aneurysm of Right Hepatic artery, A case report; Proceedings of Annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists & Conference of the Radiological Society of SAARC Countries 2009
  17. Hewavithana P.B; De Silva. K ; Malaviarachchi K.A.M.K.U.N; Walgampaya D.S ;Jayabahu . L; Efficacy of mammography in the diagnosis of breast disease; Proceedings of Annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists & Conference of the R radiological society of SAARC Countries 2009
  18. Hewavithana P B ; Role of Radiologist in the management of uterine fibroids; Proceedings of South Asian Conference on Radiology, Kathmandu, Nepal; 25; 2008
  19. Hewavithana P B; Sonography in symptomatic breast; proceedings of 15th National Radiological conference, Radiological society of Pakistan; 2008
  20. Hewavithana P B; Protocol for peripheral vascular imaging; 7th Annual academic sessions Sri Lanka College of Radiologists
  21. Hewavithana P B; Abdominal Tuberculosis, A diagnostic Dilemma; Proceedings of Annual academic sessions Sri Lanka College of Radiologists ; 2007
  22. Hewavithana P B; Dissanayake DMDP; Hemali PLM; Igalawithana LT; Mammographic Characteristics and presence of known risk factors in a selected sample of women who attended for screening mammography ; Annual Sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2010; 90
  23. Hewavithana P B; Kamal Nazer; Rajapaksha A; Ileperuma SK; Chest Radographic manifestations of patients with suspected or confirmed H1N1 Influanza infection admitted to the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya; 9th Annual academic sessions of Sri Lanka College of Radiologists 2010
  24. Hewaviyhana PB; Gunethilaka SSC; Outcome on follow up of non palpable probably benign breast lesions detected on imaging.
  25. Hewavithana P.B. Rosairo S; Weerathunga SL, Lal DPCKA. Angiographic Patterns of Takayasu’s arteritis in patients diagnosed at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya. Book of abstracts; 32nd annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2010; 94
  26. Hewavithana PB; Rajapaksha A, Rupture of the oesophagus – two case reports; 10th annual academic sessions; The Sri Lanka College of Radiologists; 2011
  27. Hewavithana PB;Nanayakkara DP, Weerakoon BS; Detection of breast cancer from screening Mammography in a Sample of Patients who attended a Private Medical Institute in Kandy; The Radiographer, The Society of Radiological Technologists,Srilanka;2010; vol8: 21-22
  28. Hewavithana PB;Perera MGRS; The history of evolution of Magnetic Resonance imaging in the Western province of Sri Lanka;The Radiographer,The Society of Radiological Technologists, Srilanka;2010; vol8: 39
  29. Hewavithana P.B; Alahakoon TP;De silva K;Ratnatunga N;Wijenaayake P;Attanayake AMDN; Mammographic characteristics histologically proven invasive duct carcinoma of breast; Book of abstracts; 34th annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2012; 48
  30. Hewawithana.P.B,De Silva Kanishka,Jayasekara.U,Jayasinghe.A.L,Effect of age and body mass index on breast cancer.Proceedings peradeniya university international research sessions volume 18,2014
  31. P.B.Hewavithana,G.Hettiarachchi, K.B.Galketiya, P.V.R.Kumarasiri, K.De.Silva. Mammographic breast density patterns, duration of breast feeding,number of breast fed children among histologically proven breast cancer patients. Proceedings peradeniya university international research sessions volume 18,2014.
  32. P.B.Hewavithana,G.B.Hettiarachchi, S.T.Goonasekara, K.B.Galketiya, P.V.R.Kumarasiri, K.De.Silva. Destribution of breast cancer patients and stage at presentation by sector of living.one health international conference 2014
  33. P.B.Hewavithana,G.B.Hettiarachchi, F.F.Hassen, K.B.Galketiya, P.V.R.Kumarasiri, K.De Silva. Family history of breast cancer: A Sri Lankan experience.International conference onpostcolonial societies in transition, 2015.
  34. Hewavithana P B, Pethiyagoda A U B, Hegoda G S S, Dissanayake L A M J, Manjula Wijesiri, Kumarasiri P V R, Herath H M M N B, Swarnamali A M N. Ureteric jet characteristics on colour doppler sonography as an outcome predictor of patients with ureteric calculi: a preliminary study ,Book of abstracts; 38th annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2016
  35. Premasiri DGKMM, Watawana L, Hewavithana P.B.Scinitigraphy for the localization of gastrointerstinal bleeding-A ten year experience; Book of abstracts; 38th annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2016; 138
  36. Wickramasinghe.O,Rathnayake P.M,SamarasingheB,Hewavithana.P.B, Muthunayake.T, Rathnayake H.M.S.S.May-Thurner syndrome related deep vein thrombosis;A case report Book of abstracts; 38th annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2016; 134.
  37. Hewavithana P B, Pethiyagoda A U B, Hegoda G S S, Dissanayake L A M J, Manjula Wijesiri, Kumarasiri P V R, Herath H M M N B, Swarnamali A M N.Variation of ureteric jet characteristics according to size and site of ureteric calculi. Book of abstracts; 38th annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2016; 106
  38. Pethiyagoda A U B, Hegoda G S S, Dissanayake L A M J, Manjula Wijesiri, Kumarasiri P V R, Herath H M M N B, Swarnamali A M N, Hewavithana P B.Usefullness of colour Doppler ultrasound scan and serum creatinine in evaluation of patients with ureteric calculi. Book of abstracts; 38th annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2016; 105
  39. Senavirathne KU,Rajapaksha RWMAL,Hewavithana.P.B.Use of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography in the evaluation of suspected pulmonary embolism;are we over using it?-A retrospective analysis. Book of abstracts; 38th annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2016,100
  40. Jayasinghearachchi.DNK,Samarasinghe.E,Athauda.N,Ranaweeraarachchi.RA, Chandrasena.H,Rathnayake M,Rajapaksha A,Hewavithana P.B.Evaluation of short term outcome of patients who underwent endovenous laser ablation at teaching hospital peradeniya. Book of abstracts; 38th annual academic sessions; The Kandy Society of Medicine; 2016,69
  41. G.B.Hettiarachchi, K.B.Galketiya, P.V.R.Kumarasiri, P.B.Hewavithana, K.De.Silva.Trend of mammography screening and distribution of risk factors among an asymptomatic group of women in Kandy district,Sri Lanka. Proceedings Peradeniya university international research sessions 2016 ;(20
  42. U.Jayasekara,M.L.Jayathilaka,A.Jayasinghe,P.B.Hewavithana and P.V.R.Kumarasiri Prevalence of risk factors of breast cancer among females of Yatinuwara Divisional Secretariat area in Kandy district, Sri Lanka. Proceedings Peradeniya university international research sessions 2016 ;(20).
  43. KMD Jayasooriya, P.B.Hewavithana, K.B.Galketiya, S.Wickramasinghe, L Yatawara. Identification of mutation in BRCA1 exon 11 of breast cancer confirmed patients and in at risk individuals. Proceedings Peradeniya university international research sessions 2016 ;(20).
  44. G.B.Hettiarachchi,P.B.Hewavithana,H.J.Suraweera,P.V.R.Kumarasiri,M.C.Weththasinghe,M.Rathnayake,C.Hettiarachchi.Comparison of efficacy of intra-Bursal Injection of steroid with autologous Platelet rich plasma[PRP] for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Peradeniya University International research sessions,Vol.21 24th November 2017
  45. R.K.Kotagodahetti,M.A.Elangasinghe,P.B.Hewavithana,G.B.Hettiarachchi Investigating the capability of artificial neural networks for breast cancer detection using clinical, mammographic and histopathological data Peradeniya University International research sessions,Vol.21 24th November 2017
 
 
   
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