Monday, November 16, 2015

Mammogram Debate

In October 2015, a new era in women’s healthcare began in the United States.  The American Cancer Society released new guidelines, recommending that women receive annual screening mammograms between the ages of 45 and 55, and then every other year after the age of 55.   This differs from their original criteria, which stated that women should get annual mammograms starting at the age of 40.  

The American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging agree with the original standards, and argue that the new guidelines contradict the research that has regularly appeared in medical journals.  That is, early detection is the best prevention against breast cancer.  A recent article in the New York Times has also recently condemned the new standards.  

Is breast cancer detection continually being undermined by the insurance companies to increase their bottom line, at the expense of early detection?  Are women’s medical rights continually being eroded by the government and insurance companies?  Ninety percent of breast cancer survivors, as reported in the medical journals, have survived due to early detection.  

With new technology, such as 3D mammography and full breast ultrasound, continuously proving to increase early detection and to save lives, we at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology strongly agree with the American College of Radiology and will continue to recommend that women receive annual mammograms beginning at age 40.  

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Movember at ZP

It’s Movember, and that is not a typo!  Every November, the Movember Foundation encourages men to grow mustaches and pave the way for conversations about men’s health.  Gender remains one of the most consistent predictors of life expectancy, and worldwide, men die an average of six years earlier than women.  The Movember Foundation currently focuses on four points of men’s health: mental health, physical inactivity, testicular cancer and prostate cancer.  Prostate cancer is currently the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the number of cases is expected to almost double to 1.7 million cases by 2030. 

While we can’t prevent these cases from developing, we at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology perform the most precise imaging for our patients.  A prostate MRI provides the clearest, most detailed images of the soft-tissue structures of the prostate, and is used as a screening and diagnostic tool for prostate cancer patients. This test is non-invasive and does not expose patients to any radiation.

Learn more about Movember here

Learn more about Prostate MRI here

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day

We at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology would like to thank all of the brave men and women who have served our country.

Monday, November 2, 2015



Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Opens New Levittown Location
Radiology Practice Opens 18th Location on Long Island

Levittown, New YorkOn Saturday, October 31, 2015, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, the largest private radiology practice on Long Island, opened its newest location in historic Levittown, New York.  The new office is located at 3235 Hempstead Turnpike, making this their 7th location in Nassau County and 18th location overall.  This office brings the latest diagnostic technology, including 3T MRI, CT, PET/CT, X-ray, 3D Mammography and Bone Density (DXA) scans, to the original American suburb.  Catherine Masci, the building’s designer, explained the modern look of the building by saying, “We wanted the outside to portray the quality of technology that is on the inside, such as our MRI machines and CT scanners.” 

Levittown was founded in 1947 and is currently among the most populated census-designated places on Long Island.  The new office is at the site of the former Israel Community Center, which closed in 2008 and was demolished in 2013.  As Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray said, “The development of this property which has been vacant for so long is worth celebrating.  That an innovative and thriving business such as Zwanger-Pesiri has chosen to come to Levittown makes this even better.” 

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology is a patient-centric practice and has become well-known for their fast turnaround time of results.  They employ over 50 subspecialty-trained radiologists who only read studies within their field of expertise.  According to Dr. Steven L. Mendelsohn, Chief Executive Officer, this leads to 90% of the studies being read within one hour.  The results and images of exams performed at any Zwanger-Pesiri facility are posted on the Patient Portal for the patient to access at his or her convenience.  Patients can then securely fax or email their information to additional physicians with just a few clicks.

“We are excited to add this new facility and staff to the Zwanger-Pesiri organization. Our goal is to provide easily accessible, superior, outpatient imaging to all of Long Island, and this office takes us one step closer. We are eager to bring our professional expertise and paramount patient care that we are known for to the community,” said Dr. Mendelsohn.

About Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, the largest and most respected practice on Long Island, has been serving the community for over 60 years. To date, there are 18 locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties, each providing a range of radiological specialties including musculoskeletal imaging, neurology, oncology, vascular imaging, and more. 

Having over 50 certified radiologists that have multiple subspecialties, and offering nineteen 3T MRI units, seven 1.5T MRI units, twenty-two 3D Mammography units, four PET/CT scanners, and the first clinical outpatient MRI/PET system in the country, Zwanger-Pesiri continues to provide the highest quality of care and excellence to all of its patients.

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology strives to provide the most advanced technology available today, with a strong focus on delivering a quality of care unmatched in the industry. Visit the Zwanger-Pesiri website for further information at