A recognized leader in the development and evaluation of new CT technology, Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD, is the Brooks-Hollern Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she holds the rank of professor in both medical physics and biomedical engineering. Her research revolves around the technology of CT imaging and its many clinical applications. She has contributed extensively to the measurement, management, and reduction of CT radiation dose; to the education of health care 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 the director of Mayo Clinic’s CT Clinical Innovation Center and its X-ray Imaging Research Core. She has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers related to CT imaging, is currently the principal investigator for three research awards from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and is also active in numerous professional organizations.
Dr. McCollough received her master’s 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. She is currently the chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, having served as its president in 2019, and 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.