Mayo Clinic's approach


The Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic is fully integrated with all the medical services available throughout the hospital. More than 180 radiologists and physicists cooperate with 1,100 support staff to provide diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services, including SPECT imaging, to people from all over the world.

State-of-the-art technology

Over a century old, Mayo Clinic's Department of Radiology was one of the first of its kind. Mayo's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota all have state-of-the-art SPECT scanners. Some of the machines are combined SPECT and CT scanners, which yield enhanced images.

Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic's highly specialized radiology teams perform and interpret nearly 10,000 SPECT 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.

Research leaders

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are dedicated to studying and developing new techniques and applications for SPECT imaging, including several clinical trials. Current studies involve evaluating the effectiveness of a specific radioactive tracer in identifying prostate cancer, as well as testing of the new Veriton SPECT system to see if it can achieve better imaging quality and reduced scanning times compared with a standard SPECT system.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked as the top hospital in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is ranked as the top hospital in Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked the top hospital in Florida.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Jan. 05, 2024
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