“Striving for clinical excellence through practice experience, clinical research, and continuing medical education, I am passionate about the need for routine and risk-based supplemental screening for breast cancer.”

Board Certification

  • Radiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Gynecological Imaging
  • Mammography
  • Pelvic MRI



Baylor College of Medicine
Abdominal Imaging
Houston, Texas


University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois


Kasturba Hospital
Internal Medicine, Surgery, OB-GYN
Manipal, India

Medical School

Kasturba Medical College Mysore University
Doctor of Medicine
Manipal, India

Undergraduate School

MGM College
Udupi, India

Professional Associations

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

American College of Radiology

Well Woman Charity Clinic
2009 – 2011

Woman’s Cancer Foundation
2009 – Present

American Board of Radiology
Mammography Examiner

Society of Breast Imaging

Houston Radiological Society

American Roentgen Ray Society
International Advisory Board
Women’s imaging Online

SE Texas Chapter of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

Woman’s Center for Breast Care and MRI
Chief Physician
2003 – 2015

Woman’s Hospital of Texas
Obstetric and Gynecological Imaging Practice
1999 – 2015

Ben-Taub General hospital
Director of Mammography
1997 – 1999

American College of Radiology
1995 – Present

Radiological Society of America
1992 – Present


Journal Publications

“Prospective Evaluation of the Value of Combined Mammographic and Sonographic Assessment in Patients with Palpable Abnormalities of the Breast” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (2003). Web.

“Adnexal Masses: Role of Supplemental Imaging With Magnetic Resonance Imaging” Seminars in US, CT & MRI (2015). Web.

“An Integrated Approach for Screening and Early Diagnosis in Developing Countries” Breast and Gynecological Cancers. (2013): Text Book.

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis. (2014): Text Book.

“Radiology Of The As 800 Artificial Urinary Sphincter” European Journal Of Radiology 13. (1992): Journal.

“Imaging Of Pelvic Masses during Pregnancy” Journal of Women’s Imaging. (2001): Journal.

“Mondor’s Disease of the Breast: Sonographic and Mammographic Findings” American Journal of Roentgenology. (2001): Journal.

“Sonographic Patterns In Focal Fibrocystic Changes Of The Breast” Ultrasound Quarterly Vol 1. (2002): Journal.

“Sonographic Evaluation of Focal Asymmetric Density of the Breast” Ultrasound Quarterly. (2002): Journal.

“Radial Scars of the Breast: Sonographic Findings” Ultrasound Quarterly. (2002): Journal.

“Prospective Evaluation of the Value of Combined Negative Mammogram and Sonogram In Patients With Palpable Abnormalities Of The Breast” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. (2002): Journal.

“CT Assessment of Post-Partum Abdominal Complications” Journal Of Women’s Imaging. (2002): Journal.

“Prospective Evaluation of the Value of Combined Mammographic and Sonographic Evaluation in Patients With Palpable Abnormalities Of The Breast” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. (2003): Journal.

“Sonographic Evaluation of Isolated Abnormal Axillary Lymph Nodes Identified On Mammograms” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. (2004): Journal.

“Sonographically Occult Screen-Detected Breast Masses: A Retrospective Analysis of Cases Undergoing Biopsy” Clinical Imaging Vol 31. (2007): Journal.

“Computed Tomographic Imaging Of The Pregnant Abdomen For Suspected Appendicitis A 5-Year Experience At A Maternity Hospital” Seminar in US, CT & MRI. (2010): Journal.

“Computed Tomographic Imaging Of The Pregnant Abdomen: Indications And Fetal Radiation Risks” Seminars In US, CT & MRI. (2010)

“Computed Tomography, A Landmark Advancement In Medical Technology” Semin Ultrasound Ct Mr. (2010)

“Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography: An Overview and Status Update” Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. (2011): Journal.

“Presurgical Localization of Breast Abnormalities: An Overview and Analysis of 202 Cases” Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. (2011): Journal.

“Breast Cancer Screening in Low Resource Countries. What Is the State of the Art?” Seminars In US Ct &MRI. (2011)

“Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Breast Sonography as an Adjunct to Mammographic Screening in High-Risk Patient” Seminars in US, CT &MRI. (2011)

“Guest Editor Letter” Semin Ultrasound Ct Mr. (2011)

“Early Detection of Breast and Gynecological Cancers in Low Resource Countries: An Integrated Approach” Indian Journal Of Surgical Oncology. (2011): Journal.

“MRI in the management of placenta accreta. MRI applications in obstetrics and gynecology” Seminars in US, CT, MRI. (2015)

“Role of MRI in the evaluation of adnexal masses. MRI applications in obstetrics and gynecology” Seminars in US, CT, MRI. (2015)

Shetty MK. Imaging and Differential Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2019 Aug;40(4):302-318.

Shetty MK. Nonovarian Mimics of Ovarian Malignancy. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2019 Aug;40(4):319-331.

Text Books

Breast and Gynecological Cancers: An Integrated Approach for Screening and Early Diagnosis in Developing Countries. Springer NY. Shetty, Mahesh K. (Ed.) 2013

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis. Shetty, Mahesh K. (Ed.) 2014. Springer NY

Book Chapter

  • Radiation Exposure in Pregnancy: Appropriateness, Risks and Dose Reduction Strategies. ISBN: 978-1-62100-869-9 Radiation Exposure: Sources, Impacts And Reduction Strategies. 2011

Conference Program Director

  • Imaging Perspectives: Mammography, Houston, Texas 1999
  • Imaging Perspectives: Sonography, Houston, Texas 2003
  • Women’s Health Conference. March 2009, Manipal, India 2009
  • Co-Chair, AAPI National Convention, June 2005

Journal Reviewer

  • Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 2011
  • Editorial Board, Seminars in US, CT& MRI, February 2012

Academic Appointments

American College of Radiology, RSNA
International Visiting Professor

American Board of Radiology

Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Professor
2007 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Shetty is a global traveler and enjoys experiencing various cultures, philosophies, and spirituality. He is a women’s cancer screening and prevention advocate. Dr. Shetty is a founder of a multinational nonprofit service organization, Woman’s Cancer Foundation, which advocates for cost-effective combined screening methodology for breast and Gynecological cancers in low-resource countries. During his free time, Dr. Shetty likes to spend time with his two daughters, pursue his hobby of amateur astronomy, and wine tasting.


Dr. Mahesh Shetty is a Clinical Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. His expertise in breast and gynecological imaging has earned him distinction as a published thought leader. He has published two textbooks, book chapters, four special issue journals, and written over 25 papers on Breast and Gynecological Imaging. He is currently working on a third textbook on Breast and Gynecological Imaging,

He has been practicing in the Medical center for 25 years, and as the Chief of Woman’s Center of Breast care and MRI at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas until 2015. Dr Shetty assumed a leadership role as the Managing Director of the The Breast and Imaging Center in July of 2016.


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