Professional Practice

Professional Practice
Position Statements

Position statements reflect the beliefs or standing of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

In reviewing the position statements, one must take into account existing state statutes and institutional policy.

Position statements address issues outside of practice. Typically, they are not considered as strong as practice standards and scopes of practice.

When a practice issue is addressed in multiple documents — such as a position statement and a practice standard or a scope of practice — the organization runs the risk of inconsistency in defining practice for the profession. Practice-specific issues are best addressed in scope of practice, practice standards or by issuing an advisory opinion statement.