Mammography at Providence Health in Columbia SC

Imaging Services

As a leader in imaging services, Providence Health combines exemplary technology with the only hospital-based cardiovascular technology program in South Carolina accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

We offer a complete range of imaging services, including:


Uses a low-dose x-ray to see inside the breast in order to detect diseases and abnormalities in the breast tissue [Click here for more information]

Imaging services at Providence HealthNuclear Medicine

Uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose a variety of diseases, including cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body


Uses x-rays and other high-energy radiation to diagnose bone conditions and the presence of foreign objects

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 

Uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of organs and tissues allowing us to "see" minor damage and early warning signs

Ultrasound scan (Sonogram)

Uses high frequency sound waves to create an image deep inside the body so that we can view the inside of an organ or vessels (i.e. echo vascular ultrasound)

Computerized tomography (CT Scans or CAT Scans)

Combines a series of X-ray images from different angles to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body

The 256-slice scanner does not require the patient's heart to be slowed to scan it effectively for abnormalities. This helps the patient by requiring less manipulation of the heart to analyze it, and the speed at which the images are returned means 

your physician can get you on the road to heart health faster.

Procedure for Chronic Headaches/Migraine

Providence Health offers a breakthrough treatment option performed by Dr. H. Cooper Black, an interventional radiologist with Pitts Radiology. This 15 minute, outpatient Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block (SGB) procedure uses patented SphenoCathTM technology for up to 90 days of relief from chronic and often debilitating headache pain. Unlike other SGB procedures, the SphenoCathTM nasal syringe catheter system is quick, comfortable and affordable. 

For more information, please contact the Special Procedures department at 803-256-5637 or ask your primary care provider to schedule your procedure.

Check your heart. Play with confidence.

The Providence Health School of Cardiovascular Diagnostics offers a special screening for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HCM), the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. This quick and noninvasive imaging procedure is the gold standard in detecting this deadly disease. To find out when our next screening is, visit our events calendar here and search the keywords "Cardiac Screening."

Registration is required. Cost is $50. Call 800-424-DOCS to register.