Department and faculty
Staff in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota performs 20 to 30 cardiac CT scans a day with a very diverse case mix. All cardiac cases are scanned on state-of-the-art 128 or 64 detector dual source scanners. In addition, the department has a separate, dedicated CT angiography practice, which performs 15 to 20 vascular CT scans a day, including preoperative and postoperative assessment of aortic aneurysms, lower extremity runoffs, assessment of vasculitis and other vascular cases. Overall, the department supports 20 CT scanners.
Department staff performs eight to 14 clinical cardiac MRI scans a day on two 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners. There are eight additional MRI scanners, including three 3 Tesla scanners that are dedicated to non-neuro clinical imaging, including vascular magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), abdominal MRI and musculoskeletal imaging. Overall, the department supports 26 MRI scanners.
The Division of Cardiac Radiology has eight staff radiologists, two staff cardiologists and a Ph.D. physicist. All are primarily dedicated to cardiac imaging, though each also has another subspecialty focus, such as body MRI, thoracic imaging or vascular imaging. Our faculty's variety of expertise gives fellows an excellent, well-rounded education in all aspects of cardiac imaging.
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 conferences, lectures and hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.