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  • CENTRAL POINT — Oregon Advanced Imaging has added a Philips Panorama 1.0T — an open magnetic resonance imaging machine — to its selection of imaging technology.
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  • CENTRAL POINT — Oregon Advanced Imaging has added a Philips Panorama 1.0T — an open magnetic resonance imaging machine — to its selection of imaging technology.
    The open MRI is in the clinic's new Central Point location at Providence Medical Plaza.
    It is one of the widest and most open scanners available, offering a less-confining design that is particularly beneficial for large, anxious or claustrophobic patients. It is designed for a variety of positioning options and is especially suited for musculoskeletal health issues where joint repositioning is an important component of the scanning process. It is also beneficial for those who may find it painful to lie on their back during a scan.
    Local Pita Pit franchisees Ben and Bridget Anderson are among the 64 operators entered in the Battle of the Pita Pits competition.
    Followers can go to the Pita Pit Facebook fan page and vote for their favorite outlet. The field will be reduced to 32 and then halved each week until Feb. 8.
    The deadline for submitting an application for this year's Southern Oregon Angel Conference competition and a chance to win the estimated $200,000 Angel Conference Investment is Jan. 31.
    For more on the competition, go to www.PitchBurner.com or www.soredi.org and click "Submit Your Business Plan" for application instructions.
    Middleford Yarn Co. is returning downtown to a larger, 8,000-square-foot location at 30 N. Central Ave. in Medford, starting on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
    President Heather Wells said the business's growth dictated the need for more space. "We started in Middleford Alley 11 years ago and now we are coming back home," Wells said. "Returning downtown was attractive to us, and our customers responded well to the idea."
    Even during the recession, she said, Middleford Yarn thrived and has easily outgrown its 2,200-square-foot quarters, needing more classroom space, as well as a social-knitting area.
    Wells said the new location will lead to more social activities, as well as future e-commerce growth.
    Compiled from staff reports
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