Palmetto Imaging - Downtown

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Palmetto Imaging - Downtown

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE | Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Palmetto Imaging - Downtown will see scheduled patients until 4:00 pm.


We are making every effort to comply with public health and CDC guidelines, which include limiting patient exposure for non-essential services. Please only send patients for urgent imaging services until further notice.


In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working to continue providing exceptional care and in doing so may need to reschedule some non-emergent or non-critical procedures and appointments.

All scheduled patients will be screened during appointment confirmation calls.
All scheduled patients will also be screened at their time of check-in.
Please call to reschedule your appointment if you have a cough, fever and/or shortness of breath or if you have been in close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
No walk-in patients.
No visitor or companion may come in the center.
Caregivers may assist patients entering the center and then leave during the exam.

    • Center information

      Center Details

      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      1331 Lady Street
      Columbia, SC 29201

      Scheduling: (803) 256-7646
      Phone: (803) 256-7646
      Fax: (803) 936-9202




      Due to COVID-19, we are adjusting our hours. Palmetto Imaging - Downtown will see scheduled patients until 4:00 pm.

      Monday - Friday

      7:00 am - 6:00 pm

      X-ray, by appointment only

      8:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Weekday evenings

      By request, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


      By request, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

      ACR Accreditation


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    • Pricing

      Shopping for healthcare will save you money

      If your healthcare provider orders an MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound, or X-ray, you have a choice where your test is performed. Choosing a South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging facility can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

      Get an Estimate

      We will be happy to deliver a no-commitment price estimate (no appointment necessary) based on your current insurance plan. Even if you don’t have insurance, our staff can quickly provide you with self-pay pricing options.

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      Requests received before 4 pm, Monday through Friday, will receive a same-day response. Requests received after 4 pm, on weekends or holidays will receive a response the next business day.

      Request an estimate is not currently available in our Greenville and Myrtle Beach locations.

    • Ways to pay

      We offer a number of ways to pay your bill

      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.

      If you were seen in one of our Greenville locations (Innervision and/or St. Francis Millennium), please click here to visit our Ways to Pay page.

      5 Ways to Pay

      At South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging, we offer multiple options to make paying your bill quick and easy. Select the payment option that works best for you.

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      Pay your bill right from your computer by visiting our secure Patient Pay Portal. Send a one-time payment or schedule payments with a debit or credit card.



      Send a direct payment using your CareCredit healthcare credit card by visiting CareCredit's Pay My Provider Portal. Not a cardholder? Apply for CareCredit.

      Credit Card

      Home Banking

      Send a one-time payment or scheduled payments from the bank account you choose.

      Home banking

      By Phone

      Call Patient Account Services at 877‑442‑2989 and we will assist you. Have your billing statement and payment method ready when you call us.

      By phone

      In Person

      See a front desk representative at the time of service and pay with one of these methods:

      In person

      Cash or check
      Debit or credit card
      CareCredit healthcare credit card

    • About us

      Palmetto Imaging is a network of independent outpatient diagnostic testing facilities conveniently located in the capital city of Columbia, South Carolina. We have four convenient locations in the Midlands - West Columbia, Irmo, Northeast Columbia, and Downtown Columbia.

      American College of Radiology Accreditation

      Our Irmo facility is located off I-26 on Woodrow Street, just off St. Andrews Road in the Irmo Wellness Center.
      Our West Columbia facility is located on Highway 378 between I-26 and I-20, just down from Lexington Medical Center’s main campus.
      Our Northeast facility, ImageCare, is Northeast Columbia's only full-service outpatient radiology facility and is located at 710 Rabon Road, Suite 100, just off I-77 at Farrow Road.
      Our Downtown facility is located at the corner of Lady and Marion Streets, two blocks from the State Capital building and Prisma Health Baptist Hospital.

      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 facility there are significant savings in out-of-pocket expense? Palmetto Imaging exams are 40-60% less expensive than area hospitals and our charges include the radiologist’s interpretation of your exam. At most hospital facilities you will receive a bill for the exam and a separate bill from the radiologist reading your 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 ImageCare facility; 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.

    • Radiologist bios


      Our radiologists are all board-certified, having successfully 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.

      Zachary M. Kilpatrick, M.D.

      Medical School
      Mercer University School of Medicine
      Macon, GA

      Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital
      Columbia, SC
      Internship in OB/GYN


      Memorial Health University Medical Center
      Savannah, GA
      Diagnostic Radiology Residency

      ProScan MRI Education Foundation
      Cincinnati, OH
      Fellowship in MRI

      Wm Perry Edenfield, Jr., M.D.

      University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

      Medical School
      Medical University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Charleston, SC

      Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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    • Reviews
      4.9 /5
      16 Reviews

      Feb 28, 2020
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      This office was very slow today. My appointment was at 1:30 and I arrived at 1:20. Its 2:15 and I am still waiting to be seen. This is very inconsiderate. I have a job too. I have to go back to work. The only saving grace was my technician who was sympathetic and fast. The three stars are for her.
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Mar 2, 2020:
      We apologize for the wait. Our goal is to deliver customer satisfaction and thorough patient care to every patient. We are glad to hear that the technologist 's care met your expectation. We will be sure to share your feedback.
      Feb 14, 2020
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      Palmetto Imaging offers a great service. They are. Very efficient, they are very customer oriented. . And if you can Get in. Can I have their services? It is definitely worth. Having it done. . I personally cannot recommend them. Enough!
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Feb 21, 2020:
      Thank you for the positive endorsement, Mr. Chapman!
      Sep 13, 2019
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      Very nice staff. Very kind. I’ve had imaging here before and my son just got his mri here. Very efficient
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Sep 13, 2019:
      We thank you for the positive review!
      Jun 30, 2019
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      The receptionist was kind and happy. The lobby was very clean. The tech that helped me was Coco and she was incredible. She had a calming voice and made sure to explain every detail. She truly cared! This was a wonderful experience for a scary time.
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Jul 19, 2019:
      Ms. Carlisle,
      Thank you for the positive review. We appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge our professional team and we will be certain to share your feedback with Coco.
      Dec 6, 2017
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      Staff was very kind and attentive. The wait time was very short.
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Dec 15, 2017:
      Caroline, thank you for sharing your positive experience and taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit. We are always more than happy to assist you if anything else comes up. Than you again!
      Dec 1, 2017
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      Was able to get in quickly for MRI and got results back quickly as well. Tech was very sympathetic to my pain. Front desk was easy to work with.
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Dec 4, 2017:
      Jennifer Sparks Jones, thank you so much for the positive review! We are always more than happy to assist you if anything else comes up. Take care and thank you again!
      Nov 3, 2017
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      The staff was very professional and organized. I would highly suggest their services to anyone that is in need.
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Nov 5, 2017:
      Thank you, Miss Jean, for your positive endorsement. We are happy to hear we met your expectations!
      Aug 2, 2017
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      I was referred here by Moncrief Medical Home for a foot and ankle MRI, and I couldn't have been more impressed. From the time I walked in until the time I left, the employees were friendly, courteous, and professional. They were very thorough and efficient. Any questions I had were answered with ease. I highly reccomend Palmetto Imaging for any of your diagnostic imaging needs!
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Aug 2, 2017:
      We are pleased to hear your experience was positive, Amanda. Glad to know our staff exceeded your expectations. Thanks for the 5 stars!
      Apr 24, 2017
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      everyone was very friendly ! love this place:) thank you
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on May 9, 2017:
      Thank you for the positive feedback.
      Feb 8, 2017
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      Been to this facility several times and every time the entire staff is great! Very fast turn around time for my results. A lot less expensive than I would have paid at the hospital too!
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on May 9, 2017:
      We appreciate your loyalty and are glad you had a positive experience.

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    Our parking lot entrance is on Lady St. Upon entering the parking lot, drive around the building as though you were exiting the lot onto Marion St. The last eight spaces on the left and right are designated for Palmetto Imaging patients. Please park in the marked spaces. After parking, follow the sidewalk on Marion St. to our main entrance at the corner of Marion St. and Lady St.