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 fields of cardiac, dual-energy, and photon-counting-detector CT, and quantifies the impact of new CT technologies on diagnostic performance. She has also contributed extensively to the measurement, management, and reduction of CT radiation dose and to the education of health care personnel and the public on the safety of medical imaging.
Dr. McCollough has over 400 peer-reviewed papers related to CT imaging, is the principal investigator for multiple NIH grants, and is active in numerous professional organizations. She is a past president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. McCollough received her bachelor’s degree in physics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and her master’s and doctorate degrees in medical physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.