William Bottoms, MD
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
- Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Internship / Residency
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
- Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans
- American Board of Radiology
Practicing Since: 2000
Dr. William Bottoms joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in 2012 when our hospital in Newnan, Georgia, opened. Since then, he’s enjoyed working in an environment with a high level of teamwork designed to benefit patients.
As a radiologist, Dr. Bottoms says his overall goal for patients is to provide the best imaging possible. He is licensed in four states: Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. Dr. Bottoms has presented at conferences and his work was published in Southern Medical Journal.
Dr. Bottoms went through intensive training in his field after he earned his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina in 1994. His year-long internship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, focused on pathology. Then, Dr. Bottoms completed a four-year residency program on diagnostic radiology at University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1999.
After his residency, Dr. Bottoms had a one-year fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He later worked as an assistant professor of radiology at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta.
At CTCA, Dr. Bottoms uses nuclear medicine imaging to diagnose certain cancers, including breast, lung and bone cancers. To do so, he administers a small amount of radioactive material to a particular part of the body. The material accumulates and gives off energy detected by a special camera.
Dr. Bottoms received his certification from the American Board of Radiology in 1999. A year earlier, in 1998, he and two colleagues were published in Southern Medical Journal. The article was titled Choroid Plexus Metastasis from a Renal Cell Carcinoma: Case Report and Review of Literature.
Also during that time, Dr. Bottoms presented on the following topics at three conferences:
- “A Mycotic (Bacterial) Intrarenal Aneurysm Associated with Unusual Radiographic and Clinical Findings” at the American College of Angiology’s 44th Annual World Assembly in 1997
- “Improvement with Minimal Angoiographic Change after Ceregral Revascularization Procedures: Possible Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology” at the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology’s Joint Scientific Conference in 1997
- “Multimodality Imaging in Acute Appendicitis” at the American Society of Emergency Radiology’s 9th Annual Scientific Meeting in 1998
Dr. Bottoms graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, in 1994.