Palmetto Imaging – Downtown

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Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
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      Center Details

      Palmetto Imaging – Downtown
      1331 Lady Street
      Columbia, SC 29201

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


      ACR Accreditation


      We are open Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm by appointment. However, not all services are offered at all times. Please click the service below for service days and times.


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    • Why choose us?


      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.

      Outpatient Cost:
      MR Lumbar w/o contrast

      Hospital Cost*:
      MR Lumbar w/o contrast

      Request a no-commitment price estimate (no appointment necessary) based on your current insurance plan here.

      Outpatient Cost:
      MR Lumbar w/o contrast: $575

      Hospital Cost*:
      MR Lumbar w/o contrast: $2,573

      *pricing is an average based on area hospital charges

      Here are three things to consider when choosing where to have your medical imaging exam:






    • 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

      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.

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      You can 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.



      Making a payment is simple — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

      Pay by check, debit or credit card, via mail, phone or online at

      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 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.

      American College of Radiology Accreditation
    • 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

      May 21, 2020
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Downtown
      Yesterday was my third appointment at the Lady Street location in the last 6 months and each time the service, professionalism and care were great. Thank you and God bless and keep you all.
      Palmetto Imaging - Downtown replied on Jul 14, 2020:
      Thank you for the positive review. We are glad to hear we met your expectations on all visits!
      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.

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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.

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