Program Description

The 12-month Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester provides additional training to diagnostic radiology residents. Nuclear radiology evaluates and treats a wide spectrum of disease processes throughout the body using selective radionuclides/radiopharmaceuticals. The Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Program teaches the use of diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides/radiopharmaceuticals to detect and treat disease.

Additional goals of the program include fostering appropriate and effective consultation with clinical colleagues, as well as to provide research and teaching opportunities. This fellowship seeks to prepare the fellow for subspecialty practice in nuclear radiology as well as preparation for examination leading to certificate of added qualification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

The fellowship is organized by one-month blocks and is designed to educate the fellow in the three main areas of nuclear radiology – general nuclear medicine including therapy, positron emission tomography and 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 Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the ABR accredits the Nuclear Radiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

You will be eligible to take the certifying examination for the ABR subspecialty examination in nuclear radiology upon completion of the fellowship.

Program History
The Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester began in 1979. It is anticipated that one to two fellows will complete training annually in the program.

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