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The Medical Physics Residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is structured to provide clinical training rotations that satisfy Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) residency program requirements, as well as become involved in specific research with clinical application.

Training rotations include the following diagnostic-imaging modalities:

  • General radiography
  • Fluoroscopy/angiography
  • Cardiac interventional fluoroscopy
  • Mammography
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Imaging informatics

Research training

A unique feature of the program is the incorporation of extended rotations which allow for in-depth immersion in two different imaging modality areas.

The additional time allocated to an extended rotation permits residents to learn advanced topics and participate in problem-solving opportunities, so that they can achieve expertise to prepare them for future employment.

This program plan also provides an opportunity to conduct clinical research projects and present and publish the results of these projects as part of the residency experience.

Didactic training

Several seminar and conference series are available for residents to attend on campus. You will participate in: 

  • Radiology resident conferences
  • Radiology research seminars
  • Biomedical engineering and physiology seminars
  • In-service education for technologists


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of the Medical Physics Residency in Diagnostic Imaging. You are evaluated by your supervising faculty member and the program director after each clinical rotation. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.