News - Position Statements
Contrast media administration by radiographers
"During a CT procedure Radiographers are NOT, according to the enabling framework, to cannulate and are NOT to administer contrast media"
Employment of radiographers
SORSA supports all legitimate employment opportunities for radiographers to provide and maintain adequate services to patients.
The objectives in paragraphs 3 (a) to (c) of the Constitution of the Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) are:
Vaccinations in the workplace
SORSA supports the covid-19 vaccination for radiographers to work with patients. Many radiographers and students have tested positive for covid-19 since the start of the pandemic in April 2020. Some have sadly passed away from covid-19-related complications. Our condolences to their families and friends.
- Radiographers are frontline workers thus may be exposed to bacteria and/or viruses in their workplace. Various legislation pertains to all workers in South Africa, including the Bill Rights in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996; and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 as amended as well as Schedule A, circular CF/103/2020: notice on compensation for occupationally-acquired novel corona virus disease (COVID-19).
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.