Department and Faculty
Radiologists and staff in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, provide the highest quality diagnostic and interventional imaging services in a caring and efficient manner, while sustaining outstanding programs in research and education.
This 115-year-old department — one of the first of its kind — is fully integrated with all the medical services available throughout Mayo Clinic. More than 180 radiologists and physicists cooperate with 1,100 support staff members to provide diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services to patients.
Experts in all areas of radiology consult with specialists in other departments to provide the best care to every patient every day, consistent with Mayo Clinic's mission. Radiologists work with state-of-the-art equipment, assisted by skilled technologists and nurses, to perform and interpret more than 1 million examinations yearly. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in the imaging and treatment of diseases affecting patients of all ages.
The department's equipment includes:
- Thirty clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, including 16 3-tesla magnets. Plus, the department has an additional three full-time dedicated research magnets.
- Nineteen clinical computerized tomography (CT) scanners, including nine dual source. scanners. Two additional CT scanners are dedicated to research.
- Forty-five ultrasound machines.
- Seven interventional suites.
The nuclear radiology practice includes:
- Twenty nuclear medicine cameras
- Five positron emission computerized tomography (PET/CT) scanners
- Two cardiac PET scanners
- One PET/MRI scanner
- Two cyclotrons
In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency.
Advisers and mentors
Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.