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Dr Hou Wenlu

Dr Hou Wenlu

​MD (Duke-NUS), FRCR (UK)


Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Clinical Interest: Neuroradiology, Neuro-Oncology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Neuroradiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Consultant Neuroradiology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute


Dr Hou Wenlu is a consultant in the Department of Neuroradiology, Singapore General Hospital. She is interested in advanced MRI techniques including MRI perfusion and functional MRI and their application in neuro-oncology.

Dr Hou graduated from Duke-NUS Medical School, and she subsequently completed specialist training with the SingHealth Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programme. 


  • ​Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologists (UK)
  • MD, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Master of Science (Chemical engineering practice), MIT
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), NUS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • Residency in Singhealth Excels (RiSE) Awards, Quality Improvement project award – 2021
  • Ellis Barnett Prize, most outstanding paper of the year with an ultrasound content published in Clinical Radiology, RCR – 2020

Research Interests


  1. Tay YX, Chan LL, Than SR, Lim GH, Tan MB, Mak MS, Hou W, Wee JCP, Ng YH, Chen RC. Appropriateness of lumbar spine radiography and factors influencing imaging ordering patterns: paving the path toward value-driven health care. Int J Qual Health Care. 2023 Apr 29;35(2):mzad021. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzad021.
  2. Tan MB, Tan KP, Beh JCY, Chan EYK, Chin KFW, Chin ZY, Chua WM, Chong AW, Gu GT, Hou W, Lai ACY, Lee RZ, Liew PJR, Lim MYS, Lim JLL, Tan Z, Tan E, Tan GSL, Tan TSE, Tan EJ, Tan ASM, Yan YY, Lim WEH. SingHealth Radiology Archives pictorial essay Part 1: cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological cases. Singapore Med J. 2020 Dec;61(12):633-640. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2020177.
  3. Hou W, Tang PH, Agarwal P. The most useful cranial ultrasound predictor of neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years for preterm infants. Clin Radiol. 2020 Apr;75(4):278-286. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2019.11.009.
  4. Hou W, Yiin RSZ, Goh CK. Metronidazole induced encephalopathy: case report and discussion on the differential diagnoses, in particular, Wernicke's encephalopathy. J Radiol Case Rep. 2019 Sep 30;13(9):1-7. doi: 10.3941/jrcr.v13i9.3739.

Research Trials