Prakash M. Masand, MD

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Pediatric Radiology

Phone: 832-824-7237
Fax: 832-825-0160

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Division Chief, Body & Cardiovascular Imaging

Texas Children's Hospital


Associate Professor of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
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

About

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.  

Organization

Organization Name Role
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

Research Statement

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.

Selected Publications

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.

Awards

Star Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine, 2019