Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's highly specialized radiology teams perform and interpret more than 14,000 PET scans each year. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in broad expertise in the imaging and treatment of diseases affecting people of all ages.

Mayo Clinic developed a technology to pinpoint prostate cancers that recur after treatment. Called Choline C-11 PET scan, this test is available at Mayo Clinic to men with recurrent or difficult-to-treat prostate cancer.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

June 09, 2017
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