Specialty Groups

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Specialty groups of radiologists, physicists, technologists, nurses and other support staff bring the highest levels of skill and expertise to your care.

Abdominal Imaging

The Abdominal Imaging group performs and interprets computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), X-ray and fluoroscopic examinations of the abdomen and pelvis, including general abdominal exams and specialized examinations of the colon, rectum, small bowel, stomach and esophagus, and kidneys and ureters. The group performs CT-guided procedures such as biopsies, ablations and abscess drainages.

Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging group performs studies of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, including liver mass evaluation, bile duct and pancreatic duct imaging, kidney mass evaluation, and breast mass and breast implant evaluation. The group also performs MR angiography studies for noninvasive images of arteries of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and arms and legs, and magnetic resonance elastography of multiple organs.

Breast Imaging and Intervention

The Breast Imaging and Intervention group addresses all aspects of breast care and breast health.

Cardiac Radiology

The Cardiac Radiology group examines the heart and surrounding blood vessels during diagnosis.

Hospital and Emergency Radiology

The Hospital and Emergency Radiology group provides a wide range of examinations and services for the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus Emergency Department and hospital patients. Doctors interpret examinations immediately after they are performed.

Medical Physics

The Medical Physics group collaborates with other specialty groups, using radiological physics in diagnosis and treatment, including the use, measurement and evaluation of equipment and the quality of images.

Musculoskeletal Radiology

The Musculoskeletal Radiology group uses MRI and CT scanners to obtain high-resolution, cross-sectional imaging of muscles, joints and bones. They create detailed, 2-D or 3-D images for planning surgery of complex fractures, joint reconstruction and bone tumors. Doctors also perform CT-directed biopsies and tumor ablation, including radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryoablation.


Members of the Neuroradiology group capture images of the head and neck, brain, spine and spinal cord using MR and CT technology. They use MR angiography and CT angiogram for imaging of the head, neck and spine, as well as CT and MR perfusion and diffusion imaging. Doctors also perform treatments of the head and spine.

Nuclear Medicine

The Nuclear Medicine group performs standard studies, such as bone and lung scans, as well as heart (myocardia) stress-rest perfusion single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT). The team also conducts dynamic studies, such as those used to find gastrointestinal bleeding, and specialty studies.

Pediatric Radiology

The Pediatric Radiology group conducts diagnostic and guided imaging of neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the hospital and the clinic. In the Mayo Clinic T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Center, Pediatric Radiology members collaborate with other doctors for the comfort and convenience of children and their families.

Thoracic Radiology

Thoracic Radiology group members interpret most chest images at Mayo Clinic, including CT examinations. Annually, about 200,000 chest radiographs and more than 25,000 chest CTs are performed at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.


Ultrasonography group members conduct ultrasound (moving video image) examinations of internal organs including abdominal and pelvic organs, blood vessels and soft tissues. Group members also provide guidance for biopsy, drainage and tumor ablation.

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Vascular and Interventional Radiology group members use imaging technology to reveal the inside of blood vessels and organs for diagnosis and treatment of arterial and venous disease.