Breast imaging, Breast cancer, Breast cancer screening and prevention, Breast disease, Diagnostic radiology, Image-guided breast biopsy and intervention, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Mammography, Ultrasound
Dr. Freddie J. Combs is a UCI Health board-certified radiologist who specializes in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. He is also board-certified in family medicine.
Combs' clinical interests include high-risk screening, diagnostic procedures and breast density assessment. He has done research with the UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, measuring breast tissue using diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging. He also is involved in research to improve techniques for localizing breast cancers prior to surgery. He enjoys teaching medical students and residents as well as lecturing about breast cancer screening to primary care physicians.
Combs received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Ariz. He completed an internship and residency in family medicine at Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., followed by a residency in radiology at the University of Arizona. He completed a fellowship in breast imaging at UC Irvine.
Combs is director of breast imaging at UCI Health Pacific Breast Care Center in Costa Mesa, which was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center offers the latest in 3D mammography, ultrasound testing and MRI screening.