IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE | Monday, March 30, 2020
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
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.
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
By request, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
By request, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Send a one-time payment or scheduled payments from the bank 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 four convenient locations in the Midlands - West Columbia, Irmo, Northeast Columbia, and Downtown Columbia.
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.
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.
Mercer University School of Medicine
Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital
Internship in OB/GYN
Memorial Health University Medical Center
Diagnostic Radiology Residency
ProScan MRI Education Foundation
Fellowship in MRI
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Medical University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Charleston, SC
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
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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.