News & Events
1st Joint SAFIRE / SAINTS Congress
Date: 22 – 24 October 2021
Venue: Century City Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Virtual attendance is also available.
Who Should Attend:
The Congress is aimed at specialists in the following fields:
Diagnostic Radiology | Interventional Radiology| Radiography | Clinical Specialists | Medical Physics
Nuclear Medicine | Radiation Safety
Registrars in training | Students
SORSA National Newsletter 2021
Download the 900KB newsletter in pdf here
ISRRT World Radiography Day 8 November 2021 POSTER for printing (3MB)
Download the 3MB Poster here
Results of survey on Covid-19 anxiety and fear levels of radiographers
Date: 31 August 2021
Find the results here
See post on SORSA Facebook group here
The 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation
Date: 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2021
Venue: Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Attention colleagues performing obstetrics ultrasound, kindly find notice for your attention.
The ultrasound examination offered by the HPCSA Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology (PBRCT) includes obstetrics, gynaecology, abdomen, small parts and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Of concern it that the examination will exclude those radiographers who provide obstetric ultrasound services at district level health facilities. SORSA therefore requested the HPCSA Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology (PBRCT) to urgently consider the negative impact this exclusion would have on service delivery of obstetric ultrasound to the general public.
Radiographers are frontline healthcare professionals
The Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) recognises radiographers in all four categories (diagnostic, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and ultrasound) as frontline healthcare professionals.
Radiographers directly interact face-to-face with patients of all ages on a daily basis. Radiographers are part of a healthcare-team and their services contribute to the continuing management and treatment of both inpatients and outpatients. In most healthcare facilities radiographers provide a service during normal hours and after hours including public holidays.
A Message to Radiographers
SORSA would like to applaud all radiographers for their role and contribution in handling the current Covid-19 pandemic.
As an essential part of the frontline medical team we commend you on the part that you play in patient management.
We ask that you keep safe and know that you are valued and appreciated. Let's work together to curb this pandemic.
WHO-ISRRT anti-smoking awareness campaign
As radiographers we have first hand experiences of the impact that smoking has on the health of individuals. In keeping with the theory of behaviour change and professionalism, radiographers should ideally assume a role modelling position by advocating for the elimination of smoking habits among our patients and colleagues. The aim of this campaign is to support the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) by educating and resourcing institutions offering radiography programmes with the view of reducing the impact of tobacco use in the profession as a whole.
ISRRT Response Document - Appropriate and safe use of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy with infection control measures considered in addition to standard radiation protection procedures.
ISRRT Board of Management approved April 2020
Based on Input to the World Heath Authority (WHO) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) meeting facing COVID-19 held March 27th 2020 and development of various WHO/IAEA Technical documents including ‘WHO-Rapid Advice Clinical Guide on appropriate use of radiological imaging in COVID-19’ and IAEA/WHO Technical brief for Nuclear Medicine in COVID-19.