[Tagging] Medical imaging facility

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun Jan 10 08:47:13 UTC 2021

Jan 10, 2021, 09:19 by stefan.tauner at gmx.at:

> On Sat, 9 Jan 2021 17:32:37 -0800
> Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In the USA there are many private medical imaging facilities where you can
>> get x-rays, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI etc, with a doctor's order.
>> I'm surprised we don't have a tag for this.
>> There are a number of specialty imaging centers in my city, and I send
>> patients there when I want them to get outpatient imaging done: e.g.
>> https://www.mycdi.com/locations/portland/ - and there are many more which
>> are inside of a larger clinic or hospital.
>> Tags in use include healthcare=radiology - though this is a bit ambiguous -
>> perhaps amenity=medical_imaging or healthcare=medical_imaging is clearer?
>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/healthcare=radiology
> I don't see how radiology is ambiguous - I think this is the correct
> term in this context, quote WP: «In the clinical context, "invisible
> light" medical imaging is generally equated to radiology or "clinical
> imaging" and the medical practitioner responsible for interpreting (and
> sometimes acquiring) the images is a radiologist.»
For me (not an expert, not a native speaker, limited personal experience so far)
my initial thought before looking at definitions is to think about 

Note header and explicit "is distinct from radiology" in the third paragraph,
so this confusion is not unique to me.
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