Interventional radiology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta, uses minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat cancer. Interventional radiologists at our Atlanta hospital are trained to use image-guided technology such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to treat patients without surgery. Interventional radiology procedures may reduce risk, pain and infection. In addition, many procedures may be done on an outpatient basis, helping to reduce recovery time compared to open surgery.
An interventional radiologist is a physician who has undergone additional training and education in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and cancer using small catheters, needles and other minimally invasive instruments. At our cancer center in Atlanta, interventional pulmonologists may perform tumor ablation procedures, liver-directed therapies, vascular work, drainage catheters and port and PICC line placement. These procedures may be used to treat tumors, alleviate symptoms or reduce the number of needle pricks necessary for chemotherapy or blood work.
Dr. Jason Beland is the Medical Director of Interventional Radiology at our Atlanta hospital. Dr. Beland joined CTCA® in 2012 when the hospital in Newnan, Georgia, opened. In his role, he helps support the interventional radiology team, guiding the choice of imaging and collaborating with his team to diagnose and treat patients. Interventional radiologists like Dr. Beland are common members of a patient’s care team, which is headed by a medical oncologist and often includes a radiation oncologist, surgical oncologist and supportive therapy clinicians. Your integrated team of cancer experts combines advanced medical treatments with supportive care services to manage side effects and help you stay strong throughout treatment.