Society of Radiographers in Finland
SORF was founded in 1958 and today it is representing nearly 3 000 medical imaging sector professionals.
The professional body for the diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy workforce.
SORF is a professional organization looking after the interests of all medical imaging professionals. SORF promotes clinical radiography in the Finnish society and ensures that radiographers have the readiness to provide high quality radiography services in the Finnish health care system both in private and national health sector.
SORFs´ office is located in Helsinki. The society employs two full time employees and the society’s field of activities covers the whole country.
SORF has 11 local assosiations, which cover the whole of Finland. Individuals become members of the SORF by joining one of the local assosiation or direct members to the SORF. Applications for membership may be filled by licensed radiographers or radiography students.
To monitor its members´ interests, the SORF actively follows developments in the field of radiation protection, Finnish society, health care sector, provides statements, takes stands, presents proposals, introduces initiatives and gives recommendations.
SORF is one of the nine co-operation members of the Union of Health and Social Care Professionals (Tehy). The membership in SORF does not require belonging to any trade organization.
The Council (elected) convened twice a year, is the Societys´ highest decision-making body. The Chairperson of the Society and the Chairperson of the Council are elected at the Council asseblying meeting ; their term of office is three years.
The board has six full members and two vice members, and its’ term is three years.