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

Cynthia McCollough, PhD, FAAPM, FACR, FAIMBE

A recognized leader in the development and evaluation of new CT technology and dose reduction methods, Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD, is the Brooks-Hollern Professor of Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she holds the rank of professor in both medical physics and biomedical engineering.

Dr. McCollough’s research revolves around the technology of CT imaging and its many clinical applications. As founder and director of Mayo’s CT Clinical Innovation Center, she leads a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists, and trainees to develop, and translate into clinical practice, new CT technologies and clinical applications. Dr. McCollough has contributed extensively to the quantification, management and reduction of CT radiation dose; to the education of healthcare personnel and the public on the safety of medical imaging; and to the fields of multi-energy and cardiac CT using both prototype and commercial systems.

Dr. McCollough is a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the American Association of
Physicists in Medicine, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She has
over 300 peer-reviewed papers related to CT imaging and currently serves as the president of the
American Association of Physicists in Medicine. She received her master and doctorate degrees in
medical physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison after graduating summa cum laude in
physics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

2019 Presentations & Workshops

Acquisition Technologies for Spectral CT
Wednesday | 13:00-13:15
Spectral CT Pre-Symposium Workshop

Spectral CT Image Types & Their Uses
Wednesday | 13:15-13:30
Spectral CT Pre-Symposium Workshop

Photon Counting CT: What Advantages Might it Bring & When?
Thursday | 8:30-8:45
CT Technologies: What’s New?

2018 Presentations

Dual Energy CT: Technology
Saturday | 9:45-10:00
Session: Make Dual Energy Work For Your Practice

Iterative Reconstruction: Does It Really Help?
Saturday | 13:15-13:30
Session: CT Technologies: What's New

SESSION: CT Technologies: What's New

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

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