[Tagging] Medical imaging facility
phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Jan 10 11:54:30 UTC 2021
The British English term is x-ray.
The people who operate them are radiographers, radiotherapy is treatment not imagining. Probably worth mapping as part of micromapping hospital departments, but different to this.
X-ray is not something that in my experience that is standlone but a department within most hospitals.
To find them you follow the signs to x-ray.
Other imagining technology used are things like ultrasound, again another hospital department.
On Sunday, 10 January 2021, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging wrote:
> 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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