[Tagging] Medical imaging facility

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun Jan 10 12:04:08 UTC 2021


I know, I just mentioned my initial
confusion before looking up terms.

I think that having very clear terms 
unlikely to be distorted even without looking
at documentation is preferable if possible
(see why we use sport=soccer, not
sport=football)

Jan 10, 2021, 12:54 by phil at trigpoint.me.uk:

> 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.
>
> Phil (trigpoint)
>
>
>
> On Sunday, 10 January 2021, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging wrote:
>
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>> 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 
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_therapy
>>
>> Note header and explicit "is distinct from radiology" in the third paragraph,
>> so this confusion is not unique to me.
>>
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