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Ethos Adaptive Radiotherapy Treatment for Cancer

Ethos Adaptive Radiotherapy

Thanks to advances in the field of cancer treatment, the Oncology Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is now able to offer patients more precise, personalized, and effective approaches to radiation therapy.

Ethos adaptive radiotherapy is an advanced, innovative cancer treatment approach that tailors radiation therapy to each patient’s unique needs. The treatment is transforming cancer care and improving outcomes for patients with certain types of cancer.

Understanding Ethos Adaptive Radiotherapy

Ethos adaptive radiotherapy is a cutting-edge treatment modality that combines state-of-the-art imaging technology with advanced radiation therapy techniques.

By combining powerful artificial intelligence and real-time imaging, radiation doses can be adjusted during treatment, based on the patient’s changing anatomy, ensuring precision whilst minimizing damage to healthy surrounding tissues.

How Ethos Adaptive Radiotherapy Works

Pre-treatment Imaging: Before radiation therapy begins, the patient undergoes a CT scan, while in the treatment room. This scan provides very detailed information about the tumor's location, size, and surrounding healthy tissues.

Real-time Treatment Planning Adaptation: Ethos employs sophisticated AI supported algorithms to analyze the imaging data and optimize a personalized treatment plan, unique to the patient. This plan considers the unique characteristics of the tumor, as well as the patient’s anatomy of the day, to optimize radiation delivery.

Enhanced Precision: Ethos adaptive radiotherapy offers precise tumor targeting by considering daily anatomical variations, such as changes in organ position, shape, and size. This adaptability reduces the chances of under- or over-treating the tumor and minimizes potential side effects.

Benefits of Ethos Adaptive Radiotherapy

Improved Accuracy: By adjusting radiation doses in real-time, Ethos ensures that the tumor receives the necessary therapeutic radiation while sparing healthy tissues. This precision can lead to enhanced tumor control rates.

Reduced Side Effects: Ethos minimizes radiation exposure to healthy organs and tissues, potentially reducing the risk of side effects commonly associated with traditional radiation therapy. This can result in a better quality of life for the patient during and after treatment.

Shorter Treatment Duration: The ability of Ethos to adapt to daily anatomical changes allows for shorter treatment durations. This means fewer visits to the treatment facility, reduced time spent undergoing radiation therapy, and improved convenience for patients.

Who Can Benefit from Ethos Adaptive Radiotherapy?

Ethos Adaptive Radiotherapy may be a suitable treatment option for many cancer types, but it is currently being primarily used for pelvic, abdominal, bladder, gynecologic and prostate cancers.

Whether or not a patient is a candidate for Ethos will depend on several factors, including the type and stage of cancer, their overall health, and treatment goals.

A multidisciplinary team, including radiation oncologists and other specialists, will assess each individual case and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are considering radiation therapy, discuss the potential benefits of Ethos with your healthcare team to determine if it is a suitable treatment option for you.

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