The cyclotron on Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida
A Mayo Clinic radiology engineer demonstrates the inner workings of a recently installed cyclotron at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus. A cyclotron allows for injectable radioactive compounds (radiopharmaceuticals) required for PET scanning and nuclear medicine therapies to be made on-site for research and for advanced diagnostic tests.
Mayo Clinic ranks in the top 10 nationally for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among radiology departments. Recent annual funding for its research endeavors exceeds $50 million, with 88% of that from external sources, including 56 NIH federal research awards and 39 industry awards.
Collaboration among radiologists, physicists and dedicated research scientists keeps the clinic at the leading edge of developing, testing and improving imaging technology. Their proven innovations are brought into clinical practice to help people as quickly and safely as possible. The clinic's radiology researchers also share their results of more than 900 radiology research publications each year. This helps ensure that their findings may benefit people worldwide.
Mayo Clinic researchers conduct clinical trials to find new ways to use radiologic technology and procedures. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials that give you the chance to try experimental treatments. Learn more about current radiology clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.