Program description

Please review the overview description for all Advanced Radiology Fellowships at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.

As a leader in oncology treatment in the southwest, Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona offers the PET/CT Imaging Fellowship. Positron emission technology (PET) is a rapidly growing imaging tool used to evaluate patients with cancer, often in combination with computerized tomography (CT) scans. The one-year training program focuses on PET, PET/CT and other aspects of cross-sectional imaging.

Fellows may choose to diversify their advanced radiology focus. The PET/CT Imaging Fellowship is unique from other standard nuclear medicine fellowships in that it gives fellows the opportunity to further their skills in other cross-sectional imaging techniques.

The one-year PET/CT Imaging Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona offers:

  • Extensive exposure and hands-on experience with a large group of patients exhibiting a wide range of disease processes in which PET, cross-sectional imaging and interventional techniques play important roles
  • Clinical tutelage by multiple fellowship-trained radiology consultants, many of whom have extensive academic experience and who are recognized experts in their fields
  • Exposure to state-of-the-art PET, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT, ultrasound and picture archive communications system (PACS) equipment
  • Experience in a modern hospital facility that utilizes a filmless imaging department and an electronic medical records system
  • Close cooperative interaction with outstanding medical, surgical and pathology colleagues
  • Outstanding clinical research opportunities

While the curriculum does not lead to board certification in nuclear medicine, it does allow fellows to develop expertise in PET, PET/CT and other cross-sectional imaging techniques, which are invaluable in any subsequent academic setting or diagnostic radiology private practice.

Aug. 18, 2016