Phoenix, Arizona


Roarke.Michael@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Michael C. Roarke, M.D., M.S., studies and treats disease processes using radioisotope-based molecular imaging techniques. Dr. Roarke is active in the evaluation of neurological, cardiovascular and oncologic diseases.

Past research projects included use of C-11 acetate in the imaging of multiple myeloma; use of In-111 capromab in defining appropriate targets for boost-dosing of prostate cancer during radiation therapy; and use of single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) in evaluation of drainage patterns in head and neck lymphoscintigraphy.

Focus areas

  • Prostate cancer. Use of C-11 choline in staging of newly diagnosed patients with high-risk prostate cancer. Investigation of new imaging agents that will be part of a theranostic strategy for treating advanced prostate cancer.
  • Neurological disease. Use of F-18 FDG PET in the setting of mild cognitive impairment. Subtraction ictal SPECT co-registered to MRI (SISCOM) for refractory epilepsy.
  • Oncologic disease. Use of cyclotron-based radiopharmaceuticals in evaluation of primary brain tumors.

Significance to patient care

Dr. Roarke hopes that his research will help advance techniques used to evaluate and treat diseases.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Radiology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Radiology


  1. Fellow - Chief Resident, Division of Nuclear Medicine Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  2. Resident - Diagnostic Radiology Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  3. Internship - Internal Medicine St. Mary's Hospital
  4. MD University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  5. MS State University of New York at Albany
  6. BS State University of New York at Albany

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