The Department of Radiaton Oncology at the University of Florida Shands Hospital provides a full range of radiation treatment services for almost all kinds of tumors at almost all body sites. Equipment and treatment planning are state-of-the-art, and our faculty are world renowned. Frequently, specific patients’ cases are presented at multidisciplinary conferences, and treatment recommendations are developed with input from surgeons, medical oncologists, and other cancer specialists as well as radiation oncologists.
At UF’s Shands Cancer Center, a variety of machines provide patients with external-beam radiation therapy.
We use the state of the art Pinnacle treatment planning system (Philips Medical Systems) to plan patient treatments.
A high dose rate brachytherapy afterloader is used for lung and gynecology cancer patient, delivering radiation directly to the tumor to eliminate cancer cells.
CT simulators focus on accuracy, patient positioning, imaging performance, and workflow.