Palmetto Imaging – Downtown
1331 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Scheduling: (803) 256-7646
Phone: (803) 256-7646
Fax: (803) 936-9202
When you find out you need medical imaging, you may wonder "how much will it cost?" At Palmetto Imaging, our rates can be 40-60% less expensive than area hospitals and are competitive with other independent outpatient imaging centers.
MR Lumbar w/o contrast: $575
MR Lumbar w/o contrast: $2,573
*pricing is an average based on area hospital charges
If you have a high deductible insurance plan, then you know it is important to ask questions about pricing, value and out-of-pocket expenses. Be sure to ask how many bills you will receive. Many hospital-based centers will send two or even three separate bills for technical, professional and facility fees. At Palmetto Imaging, you will receive just one bill that is all-inclusive, with no hidden charges.
We provide all patients with a Good Faith Estimate that includes individual patient details based on your insurance plan and the study being performed. This estimate takes into account your insurance coverage, deductible and copay or coinsurance.
High-quality imaging is a promise we make to our patients and our referring physicians. We use state-of-the-art equipment that is accredited by the American College of Radiology. Our expert team includes onsite, board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists and registered technologists.
All radiologists are board certified
All technologists are registered and certified in each of their respective modalities
All imaging equipment is evaluated annually by an independent medical physicist
We are network of nine statewide locations offering same-day and next-day appointments, weekend and evening hours to allow for convenient access to our high-quality imaging services. We are not part of a hospital system with complex navigation and large parking decks; we are freestanding facilities and provide easy, front door parking. Your experience with us will be safe and efficient with minimal waiting and no worries about being rescheduled in order to accommodate urgent or ER cases.
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.
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 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 local network of four independent, outpatient diagnostic testing facilities with a focus on customer service. We have been part of the Midlands medical community for over 20 years. Palmetto Imaging is the alternative to hospital radiology services. Doctors choose us for quality; patients choose us for convenience and affordability.
Conveniently located at the corner of Lady and Marion Streets in the heart of Columbia, Palmetto Imaging Downtown is just blocks from Prisma Health - Baptist Hospital. We serve doctors and patients in Downtown Columbia and throughout the Midlands. Our high-quality radiology services include 1.5T high-field wide bore MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-ray.
Our onsite radiologists are fellowship trained and all technologists are certified in their respective modality. Radiologist reports are guaranteed to the referring provider within 48 hours of their patient’s appointment. Palmetto Imaging offers early morning, evening and weekend appointments. We accept physician orders for insured and uninsured patients and offer discounted self-pay rates. All patients will receive a good faith estimate prior to their appointment.
At Palmetto Imaging you don’t have to sacrifice quality for cost! For a no obligation price estimate, please click here.
Choose Palmetto Imaging for quality, convenient, affordable radiology services.
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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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE | Sunday, September 20, 2020
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
Sunday, September 20, 2020
We are open and accepting patients for nearly all studies, including routine and elective exams. In accordance with CDC and American College of Radiology recommendations, we continue to use extreme caution in patient screening and masking. Please contact our Radiology team with any questions, we are happy to discuss your patient’s care.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we continue practicing enhanced screening, cleaning protocols, social distancing and exam spacing at all of our centers.
Our location is practicing “Safety Scheduling” for all exams. The health of our patients and staff is our highest priority. By adding time to each appointment our patients are kept separated from others and we are ensuring all rooms and equipment are cleaned before each exam.
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.
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We are open and accepting patients for nearly all studies, including routine and elective exams. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we continue practicing enhanced screening, cleaning protocols, social distancing and exam spacing at all of our centers.
We are lowering our rate to a flat rate for the uninsured and those who are self-pay. And, our rates include the radiologist's fee. For example:
An X-ray is a flat rate of $60.00
An Ultrasound is a flat rate of $100.00
We are open and serving the community
We are seeing patients who do not want to be seen in a hospital setting
We are not a COVID-19 screening facility
We are practicing “safety scheduling” to allow for more thorough cleaning between patients and eliminate patient congregation
We are screening patients prior to and upon their arrival
All patients will receive a mask to be worn while onsite
We have reduced self-pay pricing for those experiencing financial hardship
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.
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm.