[Tagging] Medical imaging facility

António Madeira antoniomadeira at gmx.com
Sun Jan 10 19:33:35 UTC 2021



Às 12:38 de 10/01/2021, Stefan Tauner escreveu:
> On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 14:08:40 +0000
> Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 13:45, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 10/01/2021 12:11, Paul Allen wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> If you're a physicist, that is correct.  If you're in a hospital, those
>>> (including ultrasound) are in the radiology department.
>>>
>>> I believe that there are ultrasound imaging rooms adjacent to some of the
>>> X Ray ones upstairs there.
>>>
>> I think ultrasound is in a separate room to X-Ray/CAT/MRI in the big
>> hospital near me.  Adjacent rooms, though, and all in the same department
>> called radiology.
>>
>> Endoscopy was nearby but not in the radiology department.  That
>> probably counts as medical imaging, though.  So there appears to
>> be a distinction, in one hospital, between radiology and medical
>> imaging in general.  Maybe Joseph can enlighten us.
>>
> I want to point out that the initial subject was not related to
> hospitals at all. There are external facilities that specialize on
> these diagnostics only in some places. This subthread will only become
> relevant when we start tagging hospital interiors. We most certainly
> would not want to do that with a simple healthcare=* tag.
>


Yes, I agree. Please, stay on topic...
  I would go with this:


On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 12:04, Minh Nguyen via Tagging
<tagging at openstreetmap.org <mailto:tagging at openstreetmap.org>> wrote:


     > Tags in use include healthcare=radiology - though this is a bit
     > ambiguous - perhaps amenity=medical_imaging or
     > healthcare=medical_imaging is clearer?

    Something with "medical imaging" in it sounds reasonable.


Yes, I'd go for healthcare=medical_imaging sub-tagged imaging=xray / CT
/ MRI / nuclear etc
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