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Body Imaging and Intervention fellows speak to each other about a case at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic's Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship provides an opportunity for radiology clinical and research training at the fellowship level. You progress from participation in existing research programs within the department to formulation of an original program of investigation. The specific timetable for this progression depends on your prior experience.

During this fellowship, you receive advanced training in all aspects of body imaging in both outpatient and hospital radiology settings.

Clinical training

You gain significant hands-on experience in ultrasonography, CT, and MRI. High patient volumes and one-on-one staff contact make this an attractive learning experience.

Rotation schedule

Ultrasonography 4 months
Computed tomography 3 months
Magnetic resonance imaging 4 months
Elective* 1 month

*Elective time can be used for additional training in ultrasonography, CT and MRI for research purposes.

Call frequency

Your call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction are all integral parts of the Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship. For example, you:

  • Attend departmental meetings and conferences
  • Develop and make presentations at departmental conferences
  • Attend conferences at research facilities
  • Attend journal club meetings
  • Prepare papers for presentation at research conferences

Research training

Your research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. You're encouraged to participate in research projects with the consulting staff. This includes opportunities for clinical studies and laboratory-based projects.

Extensive research opportunities and facilities are available through Mayo Clinic's Department of Radiology. You're assigned an adviser from the department, as determined by the fellowship committee. This assignment is based on your research interest. The adviser may be changed during the fellowship, at the option of the committee.

Individual research projects require advocacy and supervision by a staff member of the Department of Radiology (usually, but not always the adviser). In general, written plans for individual projects are submitted to the department research committee for assistance.

A program objective is that most research projects yield results that are suitable for presentation at scientific meetings and for publication in peer-reviewed literature. Research projects with the goal of submission for publication and presentation at the end of the fellowship are required.

Teaching opportunities

You have the opportunity to teach residents, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students, and visiting students from other medical schools through daily clinical work and formal didactic lectures.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship. You're formally evaluated by supervising faculty members on a quarterly basis. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.