Advancing Quality, Accelerating Productivity
Transforming Service with the MAGNETOM Skyra

“For Zwanger-Pesiri, the MAGNETOM Skyra is the least expensive MRI scanner available in the market today. In terms of speed, image quality, and throughput, our facilities get more from our investments in these scanners than with any other piece of equipment.”

— Steven L. Mendelsohn, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology


With 21 centers serving 2,700 patients a day, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology in Long Island, NY, is a highly productive and successful practice. According to CEO Steven Mendelsohn, MD, a key reason for this success is the speed and image quality delivered by the MAGNETOM Skyra MRI scanner from Siemens Healthineers.


“Our brain MRI exam takes five minutes,” Mendelsohn says. “Our spine, musculoskeletal, and extremity work is between seven and eight minutes. Our goal is to deliver seven-minute MRI exams, consistently, and I don’t believe there’s a single competitor who can say or begin to do that.”


Robert Day, Zwanger-Pesiri’s chief operating officer and chief technical officer, agrees with Dr. Mendelsohn’s assessment of the MAGNETOM Skyra. “We could not do a seven-minute scan without it,” he says. Then he adds an important point. “If we tried to hit that seven-minute mark without that scanner, there would be a significant degradation in image quality and we would not risk that.”

The statements by the customer described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption), there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.