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Rita Freimanis


Amateur classical singer and mom to two kids and a dog

Dr. Rita Freimanis is a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging. She interprets radiology exams such as mammograms, sonograms and breast MRIs. She also performs needle biopsies (using a needle to obtain a sample of cells for analysis).

Freimanis discusses screening regimens with her patients, and helps guide them through the process of mammography and biopsy. She collaborates on her patients' care with their surgeons, oncologists and primary care doctors.

Freimanis is UCSF's lead investigator for the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial, TMIST, a clinical trial comparing 2-D and 3-D mammography. The study is being conducted at numerous hospitals across the country and internationally.

Freimanis completed her medical degree and her residency in radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

  • Education

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1985

  • Residencies

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Radiology, 1990

  • Academic Title


My goal is to help people understand what I see in their breast pictures and what their options are, so they can make the best choices for themselves.

Where I see patients (3)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Digital Tomosynthesis Mammography and Digital Mammography in Screening Patients for Breast Canc...

    The cumulative proportions of participants experiencing the primary endpoint in the two study arms will be compared. The primary comparison of the two study arms will be approached from an Intent-to-Treat perspective and will be b...