Our Team

Joseph J. Busch, Jr. MD

ONCOLOGICAL RADIOLOGIST

Dr. Busch has read more than 15,000 mpMRI scans and performed and more than 1,700 MRI in-bore targeted biopsies over the last 11 years.

Dr. Busch brings a culmination of 40+ years in Diagnostic Radiology and hundreds of international research studies to Busch Center in Alpharetta, Georgia. His approach focuses on preventative screening, accurate diagnosis with personalized care.

Dr. Busch began using mpMRI in 2010. He was trained by the world’s leading experts, including Professors Jelle Barenstz and Jurgen Futterer, on how to perform targeted biopsy of the prostate using mpMRI. Dr. Busch now works alongside Professors Jelle Barentz, Jurgen Futterer and Anwar Padhani studying and learning Whole Body MRI techniques for diagnosis and response to therapy. Dr. Busch is interpreting PSMA and F18 Axumin PET/CT scans for recurrent prostate cancer in post-treatment men.

Dr. Busch is also part of the European and USA prostate working groups. He has lectured and taught mpMRI at RSNA, Johns Hopkins, and Scottsdale, Arizona, and is a member of the ESUR, International Cancer Imaging Society and RSNA.

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Prior to open Busch Center, Dr. Busch was one of the founders of Diagnostic Radiology Consultants now known as Prime Imaging in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Busch has also immensely enjoyed traveling nationally and internationally speaking on the field of Diagnostic Radiology and Diagnostic PET/CT, including delivering the keynote at the Stanford University Molecular Symposium in 2009. Through the years, Dr. Busch has written several renowned publications and literatures.

Dr. Busch has been a leading example, using his knowledge to serve the medical community in various organizations and associations including Chattanooga Regional Oncology Association, Clinical Advisor for A.P.S. Alliance and Sunhealth Alliance Imaging Advisory Committee. He has served DRC in such capacities as Medical Director of Diagnostic PET/CT of Chattanooga and Director of Diagnostic Imaging Center.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and earned his medical doctorate at the acclaimed University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed his internship at USPHS Hospital in New Orleans, where he was General Medical Officer, and Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. After serving as a general medical officer in the USPHS at Merchant Marine facilities and Tennessee National Guard M.A.S.H. unit, Dr. Busch returned to the esteemed University of Tennessee in Memphis to finish his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and was honored as Chief Radiology Resident. He was in the first class to complete their Diagnostic Radiology residency.

Education & Certification

EDUCATION

Residency
University of Tennessee
Diagnostic Radiology
Memphis, TN 1972-1976 

Internship
USPHS Hospital
Transitional
New Orleans, LA 1971-1972

Baptist Memorial Hospital
Transitional
Memphis, TN 1970-1971

 

Medical School
University of Tennessee
Doctor of Medicine
Memphis, TN 1967-1970

Undergraduate
University of Tennessee
B.S. Biology
Knoxville, TN 1963-1967

CERTIFICATION

American Board of Radiology

Professional Affiliations

BEST Practices: PET/CT, coauthor and member

ICIS: International Cancer Imaging

ESUR: European Society of Urological Radiology

International Prostate MR Working Group

ADME TECH Foundation

RSNA: Radiological Society of North America

Chattanooga Regional Oncology Association, President 2007-2009

Chattanooga Regional Oncology Association, President Elect 2006-2007

Publications, Literature and Experience
Cover Article, Decisions in Imaging Economics, October-November 1996.

Diagnostic Imaging, Fall 1999, “Digital Fluororadiography”, Tennessee Radiological Society.

Imaging Economics, August-September 1997. “Rural Radiology”.

Over 75 presentations nationally and internationally in the field of Diagnostic Radiology, 1990-2011.

Radiology – Blastomycosis, 1976.

Prior to open Busch Center, Dr. Busch was one of the founders of Diagnostic Radiology Consultants now known as Prime Imaging in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Busch has also immensely enjoyed traveling nationally and internationally speaking on the field of Diagnostic Radiology and Diagnostic PET/CT, including delivering the keynote at the Stanford University Molecular Symposium in 2009. Through the years, Dr. Busch has written several renowned publications and literatures.

Dr. Busch has been a leading example, using his knowledge to serve the medical community in various organizations and associations including Chattanooga Regional Oncology Association, Clinical Advisor for A.P.S. Alliance and Sunhealth Alliance Imaging Advisory Committee. He has served DRC in such capacities as Medical Director of Diagnostic PET/CT of Chattanooga and Director of Diagnostic Imaging Center.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and earned his medical doctorate at the acclaimed University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed his internship at USPHS Hospital in New Orleans, where he was General Medical Officer, and Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. After serving as a general medical officer in the USPHS at Merchant Marine facilities and Tennessee National Guard M.A.S.H. unit, Dr. Busch returned to the esteemed University of Tennessee in Memphis to finish his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and was honored as Chief Radiology Resident. He was in the first class to complete their Diagnostic Radiology residency.

EDUCATION

Residency
University of Tennessee
Diagnostic Radiology
Memphis, TN 1972-1976 

Internship
USPHS Hospital
Transitional
New Orleans, LA 1971-1972

Baptist Memorial Hospital
Transitional
Memphis, TN 1970-1971

 

Medical School
University of Tennessee
Doctor of Medicine
Memphis, TN 1967-1970

Undergraduate
University of Tennessee
B.S. Biology
Knoxville, TN 1963-1967

CERTIFICATION

American Board of Radiology

BEST Practices: PET/CT, coauthor and member
ICIS: International Cancer Imaging
ESUR: European Society of Urological Radiology
International Prostate MR Working Group

ADME TECH Foundation
RSNA: Radiological Society of North America
Chattanooga Regional Oncology Association, President 2007-2009
Chattanooga Regional Oncology Association, President Elect 2006-2007

Cover Article, Decisions in Imaging Economics, October-November 1996.

Diagnostic Imaging, Fall 1999, “Digital Fluororadiography”, Tennessee Radiological Society.

Imaging Economics, August-September 1997. “Rural Radiology”.

Over 75 presentations nationally and internationally in the field of Diagnostic Radiology, 1990-2011.

Radiology – Blastomycosis, 1976.

Kathy Busch

Kathy Busch

BS, RT (N), (CT), (MRI), CNMT (PET)

Kathy Busch has worked in Radiology for thirty-eight years. She has worked with Cancer patients for more than 20 years. In 2010, she trained with Dr. Barentsz and his technologist on how to perform mpMRI (Multi-Parametric MRI) of the Prostate and assistant with MRI inbore targeted biopsies of the prostate. In 2015, Kathy started the IPCE company to assist prostate patients and their families with their prostate journey. She has traveled to Europe (Netherland, Germany and UK) with patients for advanced imaging and treatment of their prostate cancer. She has been the tour guide, chauffeur, communication and caregiver during the Europeon trips. She attends every meeting possible to learn the new treatments, imaging techniques for prostate cancer. She is a member of the International Cancer Imaging Society, European Society of Urology , RSNA. She attends and speaks at Prostate cancer support groups. She has spoken in Russia, Germany, Vietnam and the USA.

Roland Rose

Imaging Specialist

Roland has a passion not only for diagnosing, but also educating patients and their families that options are available. Roland started his career as an X-ray/CT Tech in 1983. He moved into MRI technology in 1989, when MRI magnets were a “true tunnel experience” and often took over an hour per exam. Over the years Roland has had the opportunity to be involved with the rapid evolution of MRI technology, especially the recent advancements in prostate imaging. Joining Dr. Joe Busch in 2010, Roland became involved with helping raise awareness for men’s health.

Jeannie Holder

Office Manager

Jeannie began her career with E.I. duPont de Nemours Company in 1987 working in several capacities, Human Resources, Customer Service. After retiring from DuPont, she transitioned into the Healthcare field as Patient Advocate. For the past nine years her priority has been to help guide and educate the patient and their family through their individual healthcare journey.

Kerri Rose

Office Staff

Whether in healthcare or hospitality, Kerri strives to serve everyone with excellence. Kerri began her career in healthcare in 1982 as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Throughout her career, she has held various staff and management positions, and has always had a passion for the personal care of her patients. Her work motto has always been to treat others the way you would want to be treated. Her desire to treat people well has also been demonstrated by her love for hospitality.