Radiology Technologists & Sonographers

Radiology Technologists & Sonographers

Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. Each year, Mayo Clinic takes care of more than 1 million patients—from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries—many with complex health care needs. About 80 percent of patients require radiology care. That adds up to 2.1 million exams per year. Patients benefit from the breadth and depth of our care, practice-changing research and continuous innovation.

Mayo Clinic Radiology provides a multitude of professionally challenging opportunities in diagnostic imaging.  These opportunities are supported by highly trained and skilled leaders in the industry. Mayo Clinic Radiology provides the latest technologies and innovative equipment along with experience of working with the best clinical and support teams in the world.

  • Breast Imaging Technologists
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Technologists
  • Interventional Radiologic (IR) Technologists
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Sonographers
  • Quality Control Technologists

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CT Technologists
MRI Technologists

Mayo Clinic Radiology is a multi-specialty department where an individual can expand their medical imaging skills and deliver top quality patient care experiences.  These Mayo Clinic imaging roles are professionally challenging and highly rewarding.  Each modality description is highlighted below.

Mayo Clinic features one of the most technologically advanced imaging environments, as well as one of the most capable teams of physicians, nurses, technologists and support staff in the country. The Breast Imaging Department provides comprehensive breast health services, which includes tomosynthesis, contrast enhanced digital mammography, stereo tactic biopsy and breast sonography. Mayo Clinic also offers additional breast exams such as Molecular Breast Imaging and MRI of the Breast. The Breast Imaging technologists at the Mayo Clinic Breast Imaging Department perform various mammographic and ultrasound exams and procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of breast disease, requiring independent and professional judgment, according to established standards and practices.
CT Technologists work with radiologists and other health care professionals to provide high quality CT images for diagnosis and treatment. As a member of the CT Technologist team, you will be present in both an inpatient and outpatient setting, which between all areas performs ~ 500 exams on patients each day. As a Mayo Clinic CT Technologist, your hours entail rotating shifts, that include day, evening, overnight, weekend and holidays. You will be a vital member of a dynamic team of CT Technologists offering the latest technology, opportunities for career development and access to a multitude of resources. Your opportunity awaits and we encourage you to explore the prospect of a rewarding career as a Mayo Clinic CT Technologist.
Interventional Radiology is a surgical/procedural based practice where you are assisting the physicians in performing minimally invasive exams and imaging all organs and systems of the body.   Your team consists of dynamic highly skilled professionals delivering a safe patient focused experience.
Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most advanced MRI installations in the world, with field strengths ranging from 1.5T to 7.0T. Mayo Clinic MRI technologists perform outpatient and inpatient diagnostic examinations and interventional procedures for patients with complex neurological, musculoskeletal, oncologic and cardiovascular diseases. Mayo Clinic MRI technologists work collaboratively with radiologists, physicists and scientists every day to advance MRI imaging science enhancing the lives of those we serve.
Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals, for diagnosis, management, and treatment of disease, as well as medical research. Nuclear medicine technologists apply the art and skill of diagnostic imaging and therapeutics through the safe and effective use of radionuclides. Diagnostic nuclear medicine images allow medical professionals to study the structure and measure the function of the organ as well as identify tumors, areas of infection, or other disorders. Nuclear medicine technologists work directly with patients and often collaborate with radiologists, physicists, radiopharmacists, and/or radiochemists.
The General X-ray department at Mayo Clinic provide high quality, low dose radiolograph’s . The General radiology department assists other departments in flouro guided procedure in the ER, OR, and GI lab. The General Department works in both the hospital and clinic settings.
The Mayo Clinic Radiology Ultrasound practice provides diagnostic and interventional procedures in state of the art facilities using cutting-edge equipment and innovative techniques to provide highest-quality imaging in a caring, professional and compassionate manner. All of our sonographers are credentialed by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in abdominal, OB/GYN and vascular ultrasound. Sonographers and radiologists work in a collaborative environment that encourages collegial decision making for accurate and thorough diagnoses.
The Quality control department provides support in all areas of radiology. They trouble shoot artifacts in all modalities as well as monitor equipment performance, and dose output. They assist in equipment registration with the ACR, Joint Commission, and State inspections. Quality control does yearly testing on all radiology equipment and provides input for new equipment selection.

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CT Technologists
MRI Technologists

Career mobility for technologists is excellent! Opportunities exist for technologists to generalize or to specialize and obtain certification in advanced imaging modalities including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), interventional radiography (IR), breast imaging, and positron emission tomography (PET).

Professional Growth Tracks

Education: Individuals with an interest in teaching and training may specialize in education. This may include responsibilities in developing and delivering structured education or training, recruitment, trainee counseling, trainee development, program development, and program evaluations.
    • Professional opportunities in this track include: Program Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, Program Manager, Education Coordinator, and Staff Development Coordinator.
    • Mayo Clinic provides continuing education opportunities for technologists in radiology. These educational opportunities are offered by Radiology Education and developed as part of Mayo’s commitment to advance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals.
To request continuing education information for technologists, contact RSTRADLEARNDEV@mayo.edu.
Management: Individuals with an interest in departmental leadership may specialize in management. This may include responsibilities in staff recruitment and retention, overseeing department operations, strategic planning and implementation, regulating staffing, conducting financial analyses, and leading staff development.
    • Professional opportunities in this track include lead technologists, assistant supervisors, supervisors, operations coordinators, and operations managers.
    • Mayo Clinic provides leadership development opportunities for technologists working in radiology to support, nurture, and encourage internal growth. In addition to providing organizational development opportunities at the institutional level, the department of radiology offers an innovative leadership development program specifically designed for radiology employees.
Technical/Quality: Individuals with an interest in utilizing their knowledge and expertise in such areas as computer systems, instrumentation, project management, quality assurance, or quality improvement may further specialize in these fields. This may include responsibilities in providing technical support for medical imaging equipment, performing quality control testing, evaluating imaging protocols, regulatory compliance, working with external vendors, planning and coordinating project activities, promoting continuous quality improvement, enhancing safety, accreditation, troubleshooting, maintaining electronic systems, and application support.
    • Professional opportunities in this track include medical imaging technical service technologists, project managers, quality improvement education specialists, and radiology systems analysts.
Value Creation Specialist / Analyst:  This role is a good option to consider for individuals with an interest in utilizing their clinical and/or business expertise in areas such as lean/quality/ process Improvement, patient safety, patient experience  and/or accreditation.  Individuals in this role are responsible for understanding, educating, and promoting continuous quality improvement, patient safety, and Joint Commission (JC) readiness activities throughout the department. This role provides education and consultation for quality improvement/safety teams, delivering educational methods and tools to achieve team or organizational goals. Individuals are expected to continuously learn and apply new continuous improvement methodologies.

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CT Technologists
MRI Technologists

Careers in Radiology require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to obtain diagnostic images in a professional atmosphere while emphasizing patient care.  Students of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS) Radiology education programs are immersed in a world-class education, led by world-class educators, utilizing world-class resources. As a student in our radiology education programs, we will position you at the heart of premier patient care and cutting-edge research to ensure you achieve your potential and accomplish your professional goals.

Radiography Internship: Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a clinical internship in cooperation with GateWay Community College in Phoenix.
Radiography Program: Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 24-month Radiography Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, in cooperation with Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Sonography Program: Mayo School of Health Sciences offers a 21-month Sonography Program in Jacksonville, Florida. Academic lectures originate primarily from the Rochester campus and are made available to students in Florida using interactive video-enabled classrooms. Offers clinical experiences needed to create a competent entry-level sonographer.
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program: Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a one-year Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Students that already have a bachelor’s degree may apply to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program as a certificate student, or those who are seeking a bachelor’s degree while completing the program may work with an academic affiliate. Radiography Program: Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a rigorous 18-month Radiography Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Students that already have an associate degree (or higher) may apply as a certificate student, or those who are seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree while completing the MCSHS Radiography Program may work with an academic affiliate. Sonography Program: Mayo School of Health Sciences offers a 21-month Sonography Program in Rochester, Minnesota. This program is offered as a certificate for students with a prior degree or as a collaborative bachelor's degree with the University of Minnesota Rochester.

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CT Technologists
MRI Technologists

Ultrasound is unique from other imaging modalities in that more diagnostic responsibility rests on the Sonographers.  It’s interesting, challenging, and almost an art form.  At Mayo, I’m confronted daily with cases that other hospitals rarely see, which continually pushes me toward professional growth.  My co-workers are an exceptional group of people, and I can honestly say that I love what I do.
As a CT technologist in radiology I am reminded every day of the complexity and the needs of our patients.  I am truly inspired by the patients that are here at Mayo which motivates me to provide the best of care and to make a difference in their lives even for just a few moments.   It is an honor to work with and alongside a team of world renown doctors and dedicated team of employees who truly care about the successful outcome of each and every patient  and to provide an experience unmatched by other health care organization. Mayo is legendary and I am proud to say I have the privilege to work for such a humanitarian organization.
I have worked at Mayo Clinic Radiology Dept. for many years and I know I am fortunate to work alongside generous and knowledgeable experts. They have helped me grow as a professional since I can provide high quality care because new technologies and procedures are readily available.
My name is Steven Bussone and I am the Lead Technologist for the Nuclear Medicine department at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.  Working at Mayo Clinic for the past 15 years, has been personally and professionally rewarding due to the opportunities and resources Mayo Clinic affords us.   I am fortunate to work with leading edge technology that other facilities do not invest in; along with being part of multi-modality procedures that directly help patients improve their lives, which most hospitals do not perform.  Mayo Clinic also invests in its employees. Through the tuition reimbursement program, I was recently able to complete a life dream of acquiring my Master’s degree.   I have the opportunity to work with extraordinary people and have formed lasting relationships with an array of healthcare professionals. Employees at Mayo tend to have long tenures and I believe this is a testament to the quality Mayo Clinic is as an employer.
It is an honor to be a part of a team that always accentuates Mayo Clinic’s core value; the needs of the patient come first.  Being surrounded by such wonderful coworkers and physicians that go above and beyond to achieve Mayo Clinic’s standards is what makes working as a Radiologic Technologist here so rewarding and enjoyable.
I enjoy working as a mammographer at Mayo Clinic because I am part of a professional team that always puts the needs of the patients first.  We are always enhancing our training and upgrading our equipment. Mayo Clinic is prepared for our patients and ready for the future progression in technology.
I work in interventional radiology assisting in procedures and surgical cases. I love being part of a team helping patients with minor to very life threatening conditions. Mayo Clinic has offered me many opportunities in the almost 10 years I’ve worked here from office work to teleworking so I can continue my education to now working in an advancing career. I have been able to see and be a part of OR cases that have only been done at Mayo Clinic. This, to me, is amazing that I get to be a part of the advances in medical history.

Current Jobs

Job Title Location
CT Technologist Red Wing - Minnesota
Radiologic Technologist Full-time Jacksonville - Florida
Radiology Tech Phoenix - Arizona
Mammo Tech Full-time Phoenix - Arizona
Patient Transporter Eau Claire - Wisconsin
Interventional Radiology Technologist Eau Claire - Wisconsin
Radiologic Technologist Eau Claire - Wisconsin
Interventional Radiology Tech Full-time Jacksonville - Florida
Radiologic Technologist Rochester - Minnesota
Ultrasound Tech Full-time Jacksonville - Florida

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