JONESBORO - Nuclear Radiologist Leland Husband, M.D. has joined the medical team at Associated Radiologists practicing at St. Bernards Medical Center and St. Bernards Imaging Center. The only Nuclear Medicine Physician in Northeast Arkansas, Dr. Husband arrives at St. Bernards after spending three years in private practice in Tupelo, Miss.
Dr. Husband earned his doctorate of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine before completing a Radiology residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He also holds master’s degrees in business administration and biology.
As a Nuclear Radiologist, he specializes in oncologic imaging through PET (positron emission tomography) scans. These imaging tests use a special dye that patients either swallow, inhale or receive through an injection. The dye contains radioactive substances called tracers, helping physician specialists like Dr. Husband detect cancers.
“Our team previously offered Diagnostic, Vascular and Interventional, Neurological and Musculoskeletal Radiology services,” Dr. Husband said. “I’m excited to bring Nuclear to the service mix because it will keep our patients from traveling to either Little Rock or Memphis for their scans.”
St. Bernards Medical Center Assistant Vice President of Cancer, Imaging and Radiology Services Alicia Storey said the addition of Dr. Husband shows St. Bernards’ commitment to provide high quality, comprehensive imaging services.
“The field of Radiology changes quickly, and our physicians work behind the scenes on behalf of their patients,” Storey said. “Dr. Husband brings a skill set and training we’ve not had in this region, and he will only improve upon the imaging services we already have in place.”
Dr. Husband holds board certifications through the American Board of Radiology in both Diagnostic and Nuclear Radiology. He lives in Jonesboro with his wife, Abby, and their two children, Elle and Marc.