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Texas Medical Center

Pediatric Radiology
Phone: 832-824-7237


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030

Marcos P. Ferreira Botelho, MD

Pediatric Radiologist

Assistant Professor, Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Fellowship Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2016
Northwestern University Program Fellowship Pediatric Radiology 2015
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Fellowship Cardiovascular Radiology 2014
Universidad De Sao Paulo Fellowship Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology 2010
Irmandade de Santa Casa de Sao Paulo Residency Radiology 2009
Irmandade de Santa Casa de Sao Paulo Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2004


My extensive training and practice in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, primarily directed towards children’s health has enabled me to think critically and look for the best tools for diagnosing childhood illnesses. I am happy and honored to serve the Houston and Texas Community, as well as people from all over the world that seek help at Texas Children’s Hospital. The cutting-edge imaging equipment arsenal and medical knowledge available to TCH patients is invaluable and being a part of this team is extremely satisfying.

Clinical Interests:

I am currently part of the body and cardiac sections at TCH, a group known for its professionalism and excellence. My goals are to provide the best currently available diagnostic options for families seeking help for their children. I am particularly interested in collaborating with the pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons to provide excellent care in patients with all sorts of congenital heart conditions.

Research Interests:

I am interested in improving the uses of the available technology in Radiology as well as bringing innovations to practice in my field. One of the aspects of my current research relates to using new artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate the detection of subtle abnormalities in imaging exams.

Selected Publications

Gonzalez-Guindalini FD, Botelho MP, Harmath CB, Sandrasegaran K, Miller FH, Salem R, Yaghmai V. Assessment of liver tumor response to therapy: role of quantitative imaging. Radiographics 2013 Oct 1;33(6):1781-800.

Botelho MP, Agrawal R, Gonzalez-Guindalini FD, Hart EM, Patel SK, Töre HG, Yaghmai V. Effect of radiation dose and iterative reconstruction on lung lesion conspicuity at MDCT: does one size fit all?  European Journal of Radiology 2013 Nov 1;82(11):e726-33.

Liberman AL, Daruwalla VJ, Collins JD, Maas MB, Botelho MP, Ayache JB, Carr J, Ruff I, Bernstein RA, Alberts MJ, Prabhakaran S. Diagnostic yield of pelvic magnetic resonance venography in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale. Stroke 2014 Aug 1;45(8):2324-9.

Edelman RR, Giri S, Pursnani A, Botelho MP, Li W, Koktzoglou I. Breath-hold imaging of the coronary arteries using Quiescent-Interval Slice-Selective (QISS) magnetic resonance angiography: pilot study at 1.5 Tesla and 3 Tesla. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2015 Dec;17(1):101.

Ferreira Botelho MP, Koktzoglou I, Collins JD, Giri S, Carr JC, Gupta N, Edelman RR. MR imaging of iliofemoral peripheral vascular calcifications using proton density‐weighted, in‐phase three‐dimensional stack‐of‐stars gradient echo. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2017 Jun;77(6):2146-52.

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