Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
1331 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Scheduling: (803) 256-7646
Phone: (803) 256-7646
Fax: (803) 936-9202
Palmetto Imaging patient parking lot coming soon!
For now, patient parking available on Lady and Marion Streets. There are red bagged meters with the Palmetto Imaging logo. If you cannot find one of these meters we will gladly reimburse you for feeding the meter.
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Weekday evenings (6:00 - 8:00)
Saturdays – 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Listen now to a short interview with Fran Halloran (also known as The Money Coach) on how you can save a significant amount of money on your outpatient imaging services.
Interview from October 17, 2018.
Interview from September 6, 2018.
Interview from June 7, 2018.
Interview from June 14, 2018.
Patients are learning that they should price comparison shop for their healthcare expenditures, including studies such as MRI, CT (Cat) Scans, Ultrasounds, X-rays, etc. We proudly serve the residents of Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg, and will provide estimates upon request. If your healthcare provider has written you an imaging referral for a diagnostic test, we will be happy to deliver a no-commitment price quote (no appointment necessary) based on your current insurance plan. Even if you don’t have insurance, our staff can quickly communicate the cost of your exam.
To request an estimate at South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging, please complete the form below and click "Submit." A financial services representative will contact you to collect additional information and provide you with an estimate.
Requests received before 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, will receive a same-day response. Requests received after 4 p.m., on weekends, or on holidays will receive a response the next business day.
Not all imaging facilities are the same; price can vary greatly, even if you have insurance. If your doctor orders an MRI, CT, X-ray or Ultrasound, you have a choice where that test is performed. Choosing a non-hospital owned facility like South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Remember, when it comes to medical imaging, you do have a choice!
For examples of our Self Pay Rates for selected procedures, see below (these rates assume payment in full at time of service).
Whether you're using insurance or paying on your own, make sure you call us for an accurate price quote at 1-833-Get-A-MRI.
To help pay the out-of-pocket expenses that are due at the time of service, we are pleased to offer a variety of flexible and convenient payment solutions. We are dedicated to helping you through the billing process. Together, we can ensure that your experience is as easy as possible allowing you to focus on getting healthy. If you have questions related to your bill or insurance, please contact a patient account representative at 877-442-2989.
Thank you for your interest in paying your bill with South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging. Multiple options make paying your bill quick and easy - select the one that works best for you.
Send a one-time payment or scheduled payments from the back account you choose.
See a front desk representative at the time of service and pay with one of these methods:
Cash or check
Debit or credit card
CareCredit healthcare credit card
Palmetto Imaging is a network of independent outpatient diagnostic testing facilities conveniently located in the capital city of Columbia, South Carolina. We have three convenient locations in the Midlands - West Columbia, Irmo, and downtown Columbia.
Our Irmo facility is located off I-26 down Lake Murray Blvd. off St. Andrews Road.
Our West Columbia facility is located on 378 between I-26 and I-20, just down from Lexington Medical Center.
Our downtown facility is located at the corner of Lady and Marion Streets, two blocks from the State Capital building and Palmetto Health Baptist.
Palmetto Imaging is committed to providing convenient, high quality radiology services at a price you can afford. Did you know when choosing a free standing imaging provider you can save yourself up to 2-3 times out of pocket expense? We have the lowest out of pocket for all imaging needs compared to that of a hospital setting as well as discounted un-insured rates. We also bill globally, which means the radiologist interpretation of the images are included in the already low rate! At most hospital facilities you will receive a bill for the exam as well as a bill from the radiologist reading the exam.
We offer MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Arthrograms, and X-ray with extended morning and evening hours available. Our X-ray services are available for walk in hours at our Downtown and Irmo facilities; patients must have a signed physician’s order. In addition we offer CT cardiac scoring and Carotid IMT ultrasound screening to assess a patient’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Our large bore MRI can accommodate patients who are claustrophobic or overweight. We also offer 3D reconstruction views for both MRI and CT studies.
Palmetto Imaging radiologists are on-site and board certified and we guarantee a 24 hour report turnaround to the referring doctor’s office. Our staff is able to pre-certify your insurance and our technologists are available to answer any questions you may have about your test. Referring doctors can access their patients’ images and reports through our secure online web-based portal.
Our radiologists are all board-certified, which ensures that they have completed rigorous education and training standards. Most of our radiologists are fellowship trained in specialty areas, including breast imaging, cardiovascular imaging, computed tomography (CT), interventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, neurointerventional, nuclear medicine and pediatric radiology. South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging’s skilled and experienced radiologists offer patients and referring physicians the best in outpatient imaging across the region.
July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
ProScan MRI Education Foundation
Fellowship in MRI
July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2003
Memorial Health University Medical Center
Diagnostic Radiology Residency
July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999
Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital
Internship in OB/GYN
May 13, 1998
Mercer University School of Medicine
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Medical University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Charleston, SC
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Thank you for your patience while our parking lot is under construction. For patients needing to park, you will find spaces in the following areas:
Marion Street entrance and exit into current lot behind the building – 6 spaces available
Marion Street (meter parking) – There are 2 meter parking spaces with red bags labeled for Palmetto Imaging right behind the loading zone spaces
Lady Street (meter parking) –There are 2 meter parking spaces with red bags labeled for Palmetto Imaging