Prakash M. Masand, MD
- Texas Medical Center
Division Chief, Cardiac Imaging
Texas Children's Hospital
|Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology||fellowship||Body MRI||2010|
|Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology||fellowship||Diagnostic Neuroradiology||2009|
|Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology||fellowship||Cardiothoracic Imaging||2008|
|Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology||fellowship||Pediatric Radiology||2007|
|University of Mumbai||residency||Diagnostic Radiology||2001|
|Topiwala National Medical College||internship||Diagnostic Radiology||1998|
|Topiwala National Medical College||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||1996|
I am the Section Chief of Cardiac Imaging in the Pediatric Radiology Department at Texas Children's Hospital. I love Pediatric Radiology because I have the rare opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. I have always been passionate about advanced MR Imaging and my expertise and interests revolve around cardiovascular, muskuloskeletal and abdominal MR protocols. I have research interests in liver and cardiovascular MR. I like to approach every day with enthusiasm and relish my role as a MRI specialist.
|American College of Radiology||Member|
|American Roentgen Ray Society||Fellow|
|American University of Radiologists||Member|
|Radiological Society of North America||Member|
|Society for Pediatric Radiology||Member|
The Department of Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing safe, radiation-free imaging to children with all kinds of liver diseases, focal or diffuse. The modalities that are available include: radiography, ultrasound, computer tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr. Masand and his team uses special protocols incorporating dynamic liver imaging to allow characterization of liver masses, with the use of hepatocyte-specific contrast agents. Excellent vascular definition can be obtain with blood pool contrast agent as required for surgical planning. Dr. Masand’s team also provides intra-operative ultrasound guidance to our pediatric surgeons. A dedicated team of anesthesiologists are available to provide sedation for young patients and patients who are claustrophobic, which helps us to obtain high definition images of the liver. Dr. Masand’s research interests revolve around developing MR imaging biomarkers in children with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), MR Elastography and perfusion imaging in liver tumors.
Knudson JD, Lopez KN, Maskatia S, McKenzie Ed, Lantin-Hermoso MR, Masand PM, Vick III GW. Type B Interrupted Left Aoritc Arch with Isolated Right Subclavian Artery. Congenital Heart Disease 2012 Feb 7 doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.