Mayo Clinic radiologists and staff provide the highest quality diagnostic and interventional imaging services in a caring and efficient manner, while sustaining outstanding programs in research and education.
This 100 year-old department – one of the first of its kind – is fully integrated with all the medical services available at the Mayo Clinic. More than 150 radiologists and physicists cooperate with more than 1,000 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 1,000,000 examinations yearly. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in the imaging and treatment of diseases affecting patients of all ages.
The Radiology Informatics Lab is a state-of-the art electronic research lab with a fully functional radiology information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). These are dedicated to the Radiology Informatics Laboratory (RIL) 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 members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are recognized leaders in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.
You will be assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.