Prakash M. Masand, MD
Dr. Masand is the Division Chief for Body and Cardiovascular imaging, in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Masand is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a certificate of added qualification in the field of Pediatric Radiology. He is an expert in pediatric cardiovascular CT and MRI, and is a key member of the liver, inflammatory bowel disease and coronary anomaly programs at the Texas Children's Hospital. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has over 60 invited lectures on his resume. He has written numerous book chapters and review articles. Dr. Masand is the Chair of the Society of Pediatric Radiology CT committee, and a member of the Cardiovascular committee. Dr. Masand's research interests revolve around the use of Free breathing cardiac MRI sequences, Non-contrast MR Angiography, Non-invasive imaging biomarkers for diffuse liver disease, Free-breathing liver MRI, MR Elastography for fontan associated liver disease, CT Angiography for anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries, CT Dynamic airway imaging, and 3D printing in congenital heart disease amongst others. He is passionate about protocol standardization and image quality improvement across the enterprise.
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.
Star Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine, 2019
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