Treatment Planning

Treatment PlanningThe University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology uses the Pinnacle 3-dimensional (3D) treatment planning system (Philips Medical Systems) for most external beam treatment planning and accurate dose calculation. Our medical dosimetrists, in consultation with our radiation oncologists and medical physicists, design treatment plans that are tailored to each patient.

The majority of the treatment plans are done using an inverse planning approach, where computer optimization algorithms are used so that the best possible treatment plan is obtained based on the treatment goals specified by the physician for each patient. After the treatment plan is approved by the attending physician, it is sent to the delivery system via the Mosaiq Record & Verify system. All treatment plans go through a rigorous double check/quality assurance procedure before used for patient treatment.

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.

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