Palmetto Imaging at ImageCare

Two great teams become one! ImageCare is excited to announce that we are now a part of Palmetto Imaging, the largest outpatient imaging network in South Carolina. Services include MRI, Mammography, CT, Ultrasound and Interventional Radiology.

Call Us First: (803) 256-7646

Palmetto Imaging at ImageCare

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE | Friday, June 05, 2020

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
Friday, June 05, 2020

REFERRING PHYSICIANS:

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.

PATIENTS:

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.
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 at ImageCare
      710 Rabon Road
      Columbia, SC 29203

      Scheduling:
      (803) 256-7646
      Phone: (803) 462-3680
      Fax: (803) 462-3690

      Hours

      We are open Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday by appointment. However, not all services are offered at all times. Please click the service below for service days and times.

    • 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.

      My Image

      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.

      My Image

      On-line

      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.

      Laptop

      ClearBalance

      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
      myclearbalance.com

      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.

      For assistance with an account dated prior to 11/18/2019, please call 877-839-5992.

      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

    • Request a mammogram appointment

      Mammograms are only available at our Anderson, Columbia Northeast and Greenville locations.

      Your time is important – to you, your family and us. That’s why screening mammograms performed at Anderson Radiology, Palmetto Imaging at ImageCare, and Innervision generally take less than 30 minutes – less time than a typical doctor’s office visit.

      Screening mammograms are the best way to help find breast cancer in its earliest stages, when cure rates are highest. A screening mammogram is for women who do not have significant symptoms. If we find a problem during your screening mammogram, or if you are experiencing unusual symptoms, we may recommend you receive a diagnostic mammogram or other breast imaging procedure to help identify the cause.

      Request a screening mammogram appointment

      Our online request an appointment feature is for patients who would like to schedule a future appointment and is not intended for same day appointments.

      If you would like to schedule a mammogram, please click the button below and complete the form. A representative will contact you to collect additional information and arrange your appointment.

    • 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

      Radiologists

      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.


      Timothy P. Close, M.D.

      Medical School
      University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center

      Residency

      Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

      Fellowship
      The George Washington University Medical Center

      Certification
      Diplomat certified by the American Board of Radiology

      Martin P. Dommers, Jr., M.D.

      Medical School
      University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center

      Residency

      St. Francis Hospital

      Fellowship
      Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

      Certification
      He is certified by the American Board of Radiology


      Tommy E. Cupples, M.D.

      Medical School
      University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences

      Residency
      Methodist Hospital of Memphis

      Fellowship
      University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria, and The Susan G. Komen Breast Center in Peoria, Illinois

      Certification
      He is certified by the American Board of Radiology

      Laura G. Ulrich, M.D.

      Medical School
      The Universidad Federal de Costa Rica

      Residency

      Texas Tech and Drexel University

      Fellowship
      University of Maryland

      Certification
      She is certified by the American Board of Radiology

    • Center gallery
    • Reviews

    When a simple cyst becomes painful and irritating, a radiologist can aspirate the fluid. This process uses an ultrasound for guidance. The fluid is aspirated and sent for cytology testing, if necessary. A cyst aspiration is considered an invasive procedure and requires the patient to sign a consent form.

    Breast ultrasound examinations are sometimes necessary to correlate with mammograms to allow the radiologist to make a confirmed diagnosis. Ultrasound is sometimes preferred in diagnosing young adults who have not reached the recommended age for mammograms. An ultrasound also assists the radiologist in the diagnosis of cystic nodules in the breast tissue.

    Your doctor may recommend a breast biopsy to examine the growth more closely than possible with a mammogram. The procedure uses a special imaging technology to accurately target a questionable lesion, with significantly less pain and no scarring.

    Interventional radiography is a growing area in the radiology field. By utilizing imaging guidance, the radiologist is allowed to localize areas of interest with minimal patient discomfort. These invasive procedures may in some instances allow the patient to avoid surgical procedures.

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    7:00 am - 8:00 pm


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    8:30 am - 5:00 pm


    Monday - Friday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


    Monday - Friday

    By appointment only Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.



    Monday - Friday

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm



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