Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic radiologists and staff in the Department of Radiology provide the highest quality diagnostic and interventional imaging services in a caring and efficient manner, while sustaining outstanding programs in research and education.
The 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 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. 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 patients, 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 tomography-computerized tomography (PET-CT) scanners
- Two cardiac PET scanners
- One PET-MRI scanner
- Two cyclotrons
The Radiology Informatics Laboratory is a state-of-the art electronic research lab with a fully functional radiology information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communications system (PACS). These are dedicated to the Radiology Informatics Laboratory and can be configured to support specific research efforts. There are also several workstations with access to a variety of image processing tools. The laboratory hosts some clinical trial evaluations.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these radiology faculty members throughout the Radiology Informatics Fellowship.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a dedicated faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Trainees meet with their advisers periodically throughout the program to review their progress and career goals, and ensure that their educational needs are being met. Your adviser also serves 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.