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Graduate medical education in radiology at Mayo Clinic

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The 12-month Nuclear Radiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides additional training to diagnostic radiology residents.

The fellowship teaches the use of diagnostic and selective therapeutic radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals to detect, evaluate and treat a wide spectrum of disease processes throughout the body.


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This fellowship seeks to prepare you for subspecialty practice in nuclear radiology.

Additional goals of the program include fostering appropriate and effective consultation with clinical colleagues, as well as to provide research and teaching opportunities.

The fellowship is organized by one-month blocks and is designed to educate you in the three main areas of nuclear radiology:

  • General nuclear medicine including therapy
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Nuclear cardiology

Through elective time, the fellowship provides for additional training in one of these three clinical areas as well as for research pursuits.


The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the subspecialty examination in nuclear radiology leading to certification offered by the American Board of Radiology, and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) certification exam.

Program history

The Nuclear Radiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 1979. We anticipate that up to two trainees will complete this program annually. 

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