Palmetto Health Breast Center

Dedicated to improving women's health in the Midlands.

Palmetto Health Breast Center is committed to improving women’s health in Columbia, Lexington and across the Midlands of South Carolina. In addition to being fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), we are a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, having achieved ACR high standards for quality, staff and advanced technology.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has granted our center with full accreditation, the first fully accredited breast center in the South Carolina. This program, administered by the American College of Surgeons, ensures that patients will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of services
  • A interdisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Breast cancer conferences
  • Nurse Navigators
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials
  • Quality breast care close to home

Our Services

3D Mammography
Palmetto Health now offers 3D mammography at all our Breast Center locations. We’re also the first health system in the state to offer 3D mammography on our mobile mammography van. Large scale studies and comparisons have shown that 3D mammography offers the following benefits for women with dense breasts:

  • Detects 41% more invasive breast cancers
  • Detects cancers 15 months earlier
  • Reduces false positive call-backs by up to 40%

This new technology is not covered by all insurance plans, so check with your insurance carrier before scheduling an appointment.

Mobile Mammography Screenings 
Palmetto Health has a mobile mammography van for digital screening mammograms. The van is available for on-site screenings at offices, health fairs or community events within a certain radius of Columbia. For more information about mobile mammography, please call 803-296-3868.

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigators
Our compassionate Nurse Navigators educate and support our patients from the point of their diagnosis throughout the end of their cancer treatment. Nurse Navigators work as support a system for both the patient and their family by serving as care coordinators and system navigators, easing some of the stress associated with breast cancer. Nurse Navigators are also advocates and community ambassadors on a mission to improve the cancer experience.

Breast Conference Teams
For almost two decades, at Palmetto Health Breast Center, teams of surgeons, oncologists, breast imaging specialists/radiologists, genetics counselors, pathologists, nurses and others meet weekly to evaluate and recommend courses of treatment for all newly diagnosed patients. Our team approach means that patients receive the benefit of an enormous amount of combined experience, expertise and brainpower in planning and evaluating their treatment. This team approach has raised the standard for breast cancer diagnosis, planning and treatment in the Midlands.


Make An Appointment

Knowing how busy women and moms are today, each of our four Breast Center locations offers early morning and late afternoon hours for breast imaging procedures. All of our facilities are accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Call us at 803-296-8888 or toll-free at 800-367-1443 / 800-221-9724.

Palmetto Health Baptist
1501 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Palmetto Health Richland
1 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 120
Columbia, SC 29203
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge
400 Palmetto Health Pkwy.
Columbia, SC 29212
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Northeast Diagnostics – Northeast Medical Park
115 Blarney Dr., Suite 206
Columbia, SC 29223
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 
Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K and 10K

One morning. One mission – beating breast cancer in the Midlands!

More than 7,000 walkers and racers were at Spirit Communications Park for Palmetto Health Foundation’s 26th annual Walk for Life and inaugural Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K and 10K on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Runners from 25 states participated in the half marathon. Thank you to all of the participants, donors, sponsors, volunteers and other supporters for making the event a huge success raising nearly $572,000, including in-kind donations!