The CT Clinical Innovation Center is supported by extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health, philanthropic foundations, professional societies and industry partners, including a research grant from Siemens Healthcare.

Intramural funding comes from the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Institutional Research Committee, the Discovery Translation Program, and the Center for Translational Science Activities.


The CT Clinical Innovation Center receives several grants as part of its funding.

Investigator & Role Grant Title Funding Source Duration
Cynthia H. McCollough, Ph.D., core principal investigator Improving stone disease treatment by accurate phenotyping and risk stratification (U54) NIH/NIDDK 09/01/2013-08/31/2018
Cynthia H. McCollough, Ph.D., principal investigator Critical resources to evaluate CT scan techniques and dose reduction approaches (U01 017185) NIH/NIBIB 09/01/2013-08/31/2017
Cynthia H. McCollough, Ph.D., principal investigator Trade-offs in human observer performance, image quality metrics, and patient dose (R01 EB071095) NIH/NIBIB 09/20/2012-08/30/2017
Cynthia H. McCollough, Ph.D., principal investigator Clinical Innovation Center Grant Siemens Healthcare 01/2007-12/2015
Vicente E. Torres, M.D., principal investigator Mayo Translational PKD Center (MTPC) - Dual Energy CT Quantitative Analysis of Renal Calcification in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (R01 DK090728) NIH/NIDDK 09/2010-06/2015
Sundeep Khosla, M.D., principal investigator Epidemiology of Bone Loss and Fracture (R01 AR27065) NIH 06/2005-05/2015
Brian J. Bartholmai, M.D., principal investigator Lung Tissue Research Consortium (LTRC) (N01 HR46158) NIH 01/2011-01/2015
Andrew D. Rule, M.D., principal investigator The macro- and micro- anatomy and pathology of the aging kidney (R01 DK090358) NIH/NIDDK 02/01/2011-01/31/2014
Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., principal investigator 4DCT Imaging Biomarkers for Scapholunate Ligament Injury Diagnosis and Treatment Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine 03/4/2013-12/31/2013

Industry partnership

The CT Clinical Innovation Center was established in 2004 in partnership with Siemens Healthcare, a leading manufacturer of medical imaging systems. The partnership between Mayo Clinic's Department of Radiology and Siemens Computed Tomography Division allows Mayo Clinic investigators and Siemens scientists to work together to develop new technologies, clinical applications and imaging strategies to improve patient care.

To avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest, the relationship between Mayo Clinic and Siemens is managed by Mayo Clinic's Office of Medical-Industry Relations, Office of Conflict of Interest Review, and Mayo Clinic Ventures. Mayo Clinic faculty who participate in Siemens-sponsored projects are prohibited from accepting any honorarium or consulting fees. Industry support is disclosed in any presentations and publications involving Siemens-sponsored research.

Mayo Clinic does not endorse commercial products, and its collaboration with Siemens Healthcare should not be interpreted as such.