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. 

External Beam Radiation Therapy

At UF’s Shands Cancer Center, a variety of machines provide patients with external-beam radiation therapy.

Elekta Versa HD

Treatment Planning and System Management

We use the state of the art Pinnacle treatment planning system (Philips Medical Systems) to plan patient treatments.

The Philips CT Simulator

High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Unit

A high dose rate brachytherapy afterloader is used for lung and gynecology cancer patient, delivering radiation directly to the tumor to eliminate cancer cells.

Elekta Brachytherapy


CT simulators focus on accuracy, patient positioning, imaging performance, and workflow.

Philips Large Bore

Nationally ranked

U.S. News and World Report

Nationally ranked in 6 adult specialties and 6 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 4 adult specialties and 5 procedures and conditions.


defining optimal treatments

Annual Research Seminar

The seminar has three concurrent programs for radiation therapy, oncology nursing, and radiation oncology.



UF Health Cancer Center

Our Mission is to prevent, detect, treat and ultimately cure cancer while addressing the unique challenges of the cancer burden faced by the population we serve.

UF Health Cancer Center