Prakash M. Masand, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


Pediatric Radiology

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

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Division Chief, Cardiac Imaging

Texas Children's Hospital


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


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.


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.