Now, there are a few changes that happen throughout the course of treatment. The patient will experience temporal changes in the anatomy, such as tumor shrinkage, weight loss, and internal motion. It is important to pay attention to these changes and alter the treatment accordingly, as these may contribute to less precise radiation delivery and more damage to nearby tissue otherwise.
To address these changes properly and ensure that the radiation therapy is delivered precisely, our specialists opt for something called "adaptive treatment." During adaptive treatment, our radiation oncologists study the anatomical changes before every session and alter the radiation treatment accordingly.
While this is necessary to reduce damage to the surrounding tissues, this procedure is time-consuming, and the patients are made to wait on the treatment couch until all changes are thoroughly captured, and appropriate alterations are made to the already prepared treatment plan. This has two disadvantages: firstly, long waiting periods can cause inconvenience to patients, and secondly, it can increase the waiting periods for other patients whose sessions are scheduled.
At HCG, we have always strived to make care not just safe and effective, but also comfortable. To augment the benefits of adaptive treatment and help the patient receive the best care while being comfortable, HCG has introduced India’s first Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy Platform by Varian.
Ethos’ Adaptive Intelligence solution amalgamates artificial intelligence with traditional adaptive treatment to create contours and devise and deliver adaptive treatment within just 15 minutes. This way, the patient does not have to wait for long periods, and they can comfortably complete their radiation therapy without any serious side effects.
The adaptive treatment platform of Ethos is extremely intuitive and insightful. The information is always presented in an easy-to-understand manner; this helps the radiation oncologists make well-informed clinical decisions, and patients receive the best quality radiation treatment.
With Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy, we can treat breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, and head and neck cancer.
Multiple advanced features make Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy superior to its other linear accelerator counterparts. The following are the key features of the Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy platform:
This platform facilitates multi-modal diagnostic imaging, wherein scans like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are performed for more accurate data on tumor parameters. By facilitating an up-to-date view of the patient’s anatomy, Ethos helps clinicians make clinical decisions with confidence.
The Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy platform offers a streamlined workflow for initial treatment planning, treatment management, on-couch adaptation, and treatment monitoring.
At the time of initial planning, the Ethos platform generates multiple personalized treatment plans depicting the possible radiation dose distributions. The radiation technologist may either go with the original plan or the plan generated by Ethos (adapted) based on the treatment goals set for the patient. Ethos supports personalized treatment through:
The Ethos system facilitates robust quality assurance protocols, which help enhance treatment efficacy and patient safety and increase treatment confidence.
Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy is far superior and more patient-friendly as compared to its other LINAC counterparts.
During each session of the treatment, the radiation dose is adjusted to the patient's specific anatomy. These real-time optimizations help in precisely targeting the tumor and completing each session in less time. This way, Ethos puts the patient at the center of their care journey.
As there are no manual calculations involved, we can avoid errors and unnecessary delays in the treatment.
Ethos is relatively silent in comparison to other radiation platforms, and this contributes to enhanced patient comfort during the treatment.
The Adaptive Intelligence solution employed by Ethos supports more precise imaging and treatment planning and thereby enhances the accuracy of radiation delivery. This also helps minimize damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
The Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy platform effectively maps out the anatomy, diligently catches the anatomical changes, and accordingly optimizes the treatment regimen through its superior AI-driven treatment planning and contouring capabilities. This helps us deliver personalized treatment to all patients who are undergoing radiation treatment with the Ethos platform.
The Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy platform helps us deliver radiation therapy at a faster rate. Through this technology, the entire session, from start to finish, may take up to 15 minutes.
Through enhanced precision and personalization, the Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy platform delivers better treatment results to patients and supports effective management of their condition.
The Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy platform is built with a large bore, silent motors, an integrated camera system, and an intercom system to deliver a positive experience in a comfortable and safe setting. It also makes the treatment more comfortable by reducing the overall treatment session time.
With its patient-centric design, the Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy platform supports enhanced patient safety throughout the session.
By targeting the tumor more precisely and reducing damage to healthy tissues nearby, the Ethos Adaptive Radiation Therapy platform helps reduce the risk of severe treatment-related complications for patients.