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SORSA 2nd Vitural Symposium

SORSA is proud to announce our 2nd virtual symposium which will take place on 21 November 2020. Registration is free for all (members and non members). Radiographers are urged to register by accessing here.

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Radiographers are essential in elevating patient care with artificial intelligence

The Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) extends warm wishes to all radiographers and radiological technologists on World Radiographers Day 2020. SORSA highlights World Radiography Day, to inspire and motivate radiographers to continuously strive for service excellence and high ethical standards, in delivering radiation dose to the patient. Ionizing radiation dose optimisation is the responsibility of radiographers to exercise judgment prior to delivering the radiation dose tailored for the individual patient. Both public and professional awareness has consistently increased, following the high-level campaigns on radiation safety and safety culture held globally by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Vienna-based International Automatic Agency (IAEA).

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Attention colleagues performing obstetrics ultrasound, kindly find notice for your attention.

Dear colleagues

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.

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Position Statement
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.

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A Message to Radiographers

Dear colleagues

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.

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World Radiography Day 2020

November 8, 2020
Elevating Patient Care with Artificial Intelligence

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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.

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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.

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As a result of the strictly regulated medical industry, economic challenges and pressures that we face and the opportunity for various innovative business ventures, we have compiled the below article on the rules and regulations with regards to the sharing of rooms and the HPCSA.

The concept of a medical “one-stop shop”, I.e. a medical centre which hosts a variety of doctors and other medically trained individuals- general practitioners, dentists/ other specialists are permitted.

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