Radiology Personnel

Claire Sandstrom, M.D.

Associate Professor
Emergency Radiology


Claire Sandstrom is an emergency and trauma radiologist, a physician who specializes in performance and interpretation of imaging of the acutely ill patient in the emergency department, whether the patient is there for chest pain or because of a car accident. She has been a UW associate professor since 2019, after completing four years of radiology training and a one-year emergency radiology fellowship, all at the University of Washington. She is dedicated to providing compassionate, efficient, and appropriate care to all of our acutely ill and underserved patients.

Dr. Sandstrom is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Emergency Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal trauma; multisystem trauma; geriatric trauma; pediatric trauma; education.


Duke Univ. School of Medicine Medical education 2006
Scripps Mercy Hospital Program Internship  
UW – Dept. of Radiology Fellowship  
UW – Dept. of Radiology Residency Residency

Recent Publications

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Imaging of Tubes and Lines: A Pictorial Review for Emergency Radiologists
Sandstrom C.K., Obelcz Y., Gross J.A.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2020 Jan

The inferior vena cava: a pictorial review of embryology, anatomy, pathology, and interventions
Shin D., Sandstrom C., Ingraham C., Monroe E., Johnson G.
Abdominal Radiology. 2019 Jul:2511-2527

Pattern recognition: A mechanism-based approach to injury detection after motor vehicle collisions
Fadl S., Sandstrom C.
Radiographics. 2019 May:857-876

Distal clavicle fracture radiography and treatment: a pictorial essay
Sandstrom C., Gross J., Kennedy S.
Emergency Radiology. 2018 Jun:311-319

Head and Neck Injuries: Special Considerations in the Elderly Patient
Sandstrom C., Nunez D.
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America. 2018 Jan

Scary gas: intravascular, intracranial, and intraspinal ectopic gas (part III)
Sandstrom C., Osman S., Linnau K.
Emergency Radiology. 2017 Aug:411-416

Scary gas: a spectrum of soft tissue gas encountered in the axial body (part II)
Sandstrom C., Osman S., Linnau K.
Emergency Radiology. 2017 Aug:401-409

Core curriculum case illustration: olecranon fracture
Fadl S., Ramzan M., Sandstrom C.
Emergency Radiology. 2017 Apr:1-3

Core curriculum illustration: anterior process fracture of the calcaneus
Fadl S., Ramzan M., Sandstrom C.
Emergency Radiology. 2017 Apr:1-3

Core curriculum case illustration: medial peritalar dislocation
Ramzan M., Fadl S., Sandstrom C.
Emergency Radiology. 2017 Apr:1-2