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.

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Palmetto Imaging at ImageCare
    • 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 7:30 am - 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. However, not all services are offered at all times. Please hover over the service below for service days and times.

      ACR Accreditation

      Services

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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 communicate the cost of your exam.

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

      This service is not currently available in our Greenville and Myrtle Beach locations.

      Compare Costs

      The chart below presents our Self Pay Rates for selected procedures at one of our South Carolina Diagnostic Imaging centers versus typical hospital pricing.

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    • 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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      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.

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      CareCredit

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

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      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:

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      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 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, X-ray, Ultrasound, Arthrograms, Fluoroscopy, Interventional Services and Women’s Imaging. Our appointments are designed to accommodate you, our patient. We offer early morning, evening and weekend hours. Our wide bore and open MRIs can accommodate patients who are claustrophobic, obese, anxious or elderly. Not all services are available at all locations, so please call 803-256-7646 and our experienced scheduling team will help you schedule your appointment. Patients must have a current, signed physician’s order for all exams.

      Our on-site, fellowship trained, and board-certified radiologists will provide your referring doctor a written interpretation of your exam within 24-48 hours of your appointment. Our staff is able to pre-certify your insurance and our technologists are available to answer any questions you may have about your exam. Referring doctors can access their patients’ images and reports through our secure online web-based portal.

    • Radiologist bios

      Radiologists

      Our radiologists are all board-certified, which ensures that they have 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
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      9 Reviews

      Google
      5.0/5
      Jul 7, 2019
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      I went to pick up contrast for an upcoming procedure at 5pm on Thursday afternoon. The staff was walking out the door as we rounded the building. I stopped and asked if they would be so kind as to get the contrast for me so I wouldn’t have to make a second trip and they did. I think the lady’s name was Katherine that went back inside, got the contrast and the paperwork and took the time to explain to me what I needed to do before coming in for the appointment. It is very rare that you get that type of exceptional patient service/care in these days and I am truly grateful to the staff of Image Care (Rabon Road, Columbia) for being so kind to me after they had worked their full shift and were about to leave for the day, they still took the time to take care of my needs. I can’t thank you enough!!!!! You get 5 stars from me!!!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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      5.0/5
      Mar 26, 2019
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      The staff here is made up of many different & beaufiful " walks of life" & most of all, so KIND!! Very patient & explanatory, giving clear directions in a gentle manner to expedite the entire experience. Disc ready upon completion of ordered photos.
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      5.0/5
      Jul 16, 2018
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      I had a Biopsy done, they did a great job explaining an making me feel comfortable about the procedure.
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      5.0/5
      May 31, 2018
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      Amazing experience! Easy, fast and friendly experience with a chest x-ray today!
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      5.0/5
      Nov 13, 2016
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      My experience with ImageCare was everyone was very caring, friendly and nice. They made my mom feel comfortable and safe. Thanks everyone at ImageCare:)
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      5.0/5
      Jan 20, 2016
      Facebook Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      Very professional , tender to the touch...wait is not long at all .. They get you in and out .
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      Oct 19, 2015
      Facebook Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      Very professional but with a tender touch. I came in early and I didn't have to wait.
      Google
      5.0/5
      Feb 11, 2015
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      they r the best ... the best staff ever ... they know what they r doing and make u feel so comfortable
      Google
      5.0/5
      Mar 10, 2014
      Google Palmetto Imaging - Northeast
      Loves ImageCare. Has had two MRIs there in the last week. The techs were amazing- made sure I was comfortable and that the images were the best possible quality. First time I have felt comfortable in an MRI machine. Nice having techs go out of their way to make sure it was a pleasant experience. The front office staff is very pleasant. They run exactly on time too. Early morning appointments and after work appointments were available immediately.

    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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