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Radiology | Imaging Services

Sansum Clinic's Imaging Services Department offers the most advanced imaging technology available in the Santa Barbara area. Some of the services we offer include:

  • X-ray
  • Digital Mammography 
  • Digital Breast Biopsy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone Density  

Magnetic Resonance Scanning (MRI)

Sansum Clinic's MRI delivers exceptional imaging in a wide range of studies with quiet operation and patient-friendly design. Our GE Signa TwinSpeed scanner is able to deliver highest-quality medical images in everything from simple scans of bones and joints to advanced studies of the brain, heart, and blood vessels.

Comfortable MRI – Our scanner also makes MRI easier for patients. Compared to traditional scanners, ours is 40 percent quieter. The noise of traditional scanners can be intimidating, especially to small children. Less noise makes it easier to keep children calm and comfortable during an exam. That means we get better pictures in less time.

Our scanner offers unique benefits for all ages. Its large opening is nearly two feet in diameter, to accommodate larger patients and makes scans more comfortable for those people who experience claustrophobia in the smaller space of a traditional scanner. 

High-Quality MRI Images – The TwinSpeed is a dual-gradient scanner. It operates in two different modes:

  • Whole-body mode for simpler studies
  • Zoom mode for more complex studies of smaller areas

Instead of having two different scanners, we can do all our studies on this single machine and get the high-quality pictures our physicians need to determine the best course of care for our patients. Doctors also have the option of using both modes in a single exam. For example, a doctor may use the narrow zoom mode to identify a suspected cancerous tumor then switch to the wider whole-body mode to see if the cancer has spread to other areas.

CT (Computed Tomography)

Computed Tomography is a medical imaging method that uses tomography created by computer processing. Digital geometry processing is used to generate a three-dimensional image from a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around a single axis of rotation.


Fluoroscopy imaging is a technique physicians commonly use to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient by using a fluoroscope.

Expert Care

Our advanced imaging studies are one more part of our continuing commitment to provide the highest quality care available. We are pleased to offer a number of radiologists and technicians who make these services available to our patients throughout Santa Barbara County. Radiology services are provided by Santa Barbara Radiology Medical Group.

Referrals are necessary for most insurance plans. Patients must schedule appointments directly with this department and may receive special instructions regarding their visit. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or have questions about your visit, please call our Radiology Departments directly.

  • Sansum Clinic Radiology at 317 W. Pueblo Street: (805) 898-3141
  • Sansum Clinic Radiology at 215 Pesetas Lane: (805) 681-7671