- Imaging healthcare Specialists

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has agreed to sell eight imaging centers in San Diego and Riverside counties to Scripps Health.

 - cancer

A new magnetic resonance imaging technique could potentially make biopsies obsolete by noninvasively detecting sugar molecules that are shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells.

 - medical device tax

Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) has introduced legislation to eliminate the medical device tax and replace the lost revenue by raising taxes on oil and gas companies. 

 - capitol sunrise

The House of Representatives voted Thursday in favor of legislation that would get rid of Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula. The measure now goes to the Senate, where there will be pressure to ac quickly to avoid an automatic 21.2% cut in Medicare reimbursements to physicians that is scheduled to go into effect April 1.

 - hospital emergency room

Emergency room doctors are ordering CT and MRI exams that may be unnecessary because of fears of malpractice lawsuits, according to an article in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine.