Cynthia McCollough, PhD, FAAPM, FACR

Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD is a Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. As Director of Mayo Clinic’s CT Clinical Innovation Center, Dr. McCollough leads a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, scientists, research fellows, and graduate students on projects seeking to detect and quantify disease using CT imaging. She has particular expertise in the use of CT for quantitative assessment of material composition, disease progression or regression, and organ function, as well as methods to quantity and reduce patient dose.

Dr. McCollough is internationally recognized for her contributions to the fields of CT imaging physics and technology, and radiation dosimetry and protection. She has served in many leadership positions in the radiology, medical physics and radiation protection communities, and testified before Congressional and FDA panels on the topic of dose management in CT. She currently serves on the FDA’s Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee and is a US representative to the International Electrotechnical Commission’s CT Standards Committee. Dr. McCollough is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications.

2017 Presentations & Workshops 

Photoncounting Detectors
Saturday | 9:05-9:20
Multi-Energy Pre-Symposium Workshop

Automatic Tube Potential Selection
Sunday | 9:15-9:30
Track 2 | CT Academy

Dual-Energy CT Acquisition Approaches
Sunday | 10:15-10:30
Track 2 | CT Academy

Dual-Energy CT Image Types
Sunday | 10:30-10:45
Track 2 | CT Academy

Photon Counting CT: What Is It And What Can It Do?
Monday | 8:30-8:40
Track 1 | Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia

What's An SSDE & Why Do I Care?
Tuesday | 13:30-13:40
Track 1 | Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia

Professor of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering | Mayo Clinic Director (CT Clinical Innovation Center & X-ray Imaging Core) | Mayo Clinic

Professor of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering | Mayo Clinic

Director (CT Clinical Innovation Center & X-ray Imaging Core) | Mayo Clinic


2016 Presentations & Workshops

Session: Technical Developments | Monday June 20th, 2016

  • Whole-body Human Imaging with Photon-counting-based CT at Clinically Relevant Doses

Session: Radiation | Monday June 20th, 2016

  • Potential Clinical Ramifications of Dose Alert on CT-Guided Interventional Procedures
  • Answers to Common Questions About the Use and Safety of CT Scans
  • Debate: CT Radiation Dose - The Public Doesn't Care: Against the Proposition
  • Debate Rebuttal
  • Ultralow Dose Chest CT Using a Tin Filter (100Sn technique) “ Sub-mSv chest CT for Nodule Detection: Use of 100 kV Plus a Tin Filter"

Session: Dual Energy | Tuesday June 21st, 2016

  • Quantification of Renal Stone Composition in Mixed Stones Using Dual-Energy CT
  • Dual Energy CT Identification of Implant Rupture and Extracapsular Silicone Following Breast Implantation