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Accuray presents a publishing competition

Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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$5,000

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Accuray is collaborating with Cureus to bring you the first Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Advanced Planning and Delivery to Critical Brain and Spinal Structures publishing competition. We invite original articles, case series and case studies reporting clinical outcomes, as well as technical reports and treatment planning studies. All articles should focus on challenging cases involving the brain and/or spine.

We’ve created this competition in an effort to encourage the continued advancement of best practices in central nervous system (CNS) stereotactic radiosurgery. We encourage you to contribute your experience and expertise to this extremely important field.

All articles published as part of this competition will be indexed in PubMed Central and distributed to large communities of relevant clinicians around the globe.​

Competition Entries

The entry period is now closed. Competition entries appear below as they are published. Now is your chance to score and discuss these articles. Remember, prizes will be awarded to the three highest-scoring articles!

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SIQ
8.1
April 29, 2016
Original Article
1 Place Winner

3D-Printing of Arteriovenous Malformations for Radiosurgical Treatment: Pushing Anatomy Understanding to Real Boundaries

Alfredo Conti, Antonio Pontoriero, Giuseppe Iatì, Daniele Marino, Domenico La Torre, Sergio Vinci, Antonino Germanò, Stefano Pergolizzi, Francesco Tomasello
SIQ
7.7
April 25, 2016
Original Article
2 Place Winner

Prognostic Value of MR Imaging Texture Analysis in Brain Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Oligo-Metastases Undergoing Stereotactic Irradiation

Valerio Nardone, Paolo Tini, Michelangelo Biondi, Lucio Sebaste, Eleonora Vanzi, Gianmarco De Otto, Giovanni Rubino, Tommaso Carfagno, Giuseppe Battaglia, Pierpaolo Pastina, Alfonso Cerase, Lorenzo Nicola Mazzoni, Fabrizio Banci Buonamici, Luigi Pirtoli
SIQ
7.0
May 13, 2016
Case Report
3 Place Winner

Robotic Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Metastases: A Case Report and Literature Review

Rafael Garcia, Kita Sallabanda, Iciar Santa-Olalla, Jose Luis Lopez Guerra, Lijia Avilés, Morena Sallabanda, Eleonor Rivin, José Samblás
SIQ
6.4
May 09, 2016
Original Article

Post-Treatment Edema after Meningioma Radiosurgery is a Predictable Complication

Alfredo Conti, Antonio Pontoriero, Francesca Siddi, Giuseppe Iatì, Salvatore Cardali, Filippo F. Angileri, Francesca Granata, Stefano Pergolizzi, Antonino Germanò, Francesco Tomasello
SIQ
5.9
April 25, 2016
Review Article

Re-irradiation of Recurrent Pineal Germ Cell Tumors with Radiosurgery: Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature

Kenneth Wong, Anthony B. Opimo, Arthur J. Olch, Sean All, Jonathan F. Waxer, Desirae Clark, Justine Cheng, Alisha Chlebik, Anat Erdreich-Epstein, Mark D. Krieger, Benita Tamrazi, Girish Dhall, Jonathan L. Finlay, Eric L. Chang
SIQ
5.8
April 27, 2016
Original Article

Dose-Volume Response Relationship for Brain Metastases Treated with Frameless Single-Fraction Linear Accelerator-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Mark Amsbaugh, Jianmin Pan, Mehran B. Yusuf, Anthony Dragun, Neal Dunlap, Timothy Guan, Warren Boling, Shesh Rai, Shiao Woo
SIQ
5.3
March 13, 2016
Original Article

Preliminary Evaluation of a Novel Thermoplastic Mask System with Intra-fraction Motion Monitoring for Future Use with Image-Guided Gamma Knife

Winnie Li, Gregory Bootsma, Oscar Von Schultz, Per Carlsson, Normand Laperriere, Barbara-Ann Millar, David Jaffray, Caroline Chung

Requirements

Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. Eligible entries include original articles, case series, case reports, technical reports and treatment planning studies.

All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. 

Reference limits vary by article type. For additional information on publishing with Cureus, please refer to our Author Guide.

Statement of Independence 

  • Cureus Publishing Competitions are intended to encourage medical discovery, document clinical experiences – be they positive, negative, or neutral - and foster broader educational outreach through open access publication that is free to both authors and readers.
  • Article submissions must adhere to the described “call for articles” and are open to any and all related manufacturer or vendor technologies.
  • As a firewall to ensure objective and credible science, article selection, editorial review, peer review and publication are strictly independent of sponsoring company. 
  • Winning articles are determined exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine competition outcome.
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Awards

Three monetary prizes will be awarded to the published articles that receive the highest Cureus SIQ™ (Scholarly Impact Quotient™) score: $5,000 USD for 1st place, $2,000 USD for 2nd place, and $1,000 USD for 3rd place. 

SIQ is Cureus’ unique crowdsourced, post-publication peer-review process. In addition to measuring engagement, SIQ allows the community-at-large to rate the quality of individual articles. Reviewers assign scores from 1 to 10 on criteria including clarity and rationale, clinical importance, study design and methods, data analysis, novelty of conclusions and quality of presentation.

Aggregated community SIQ scores allow clinicians and researchers to quickly assess the quality of an article in a manner similar to that of Amazon® and Yelp® customer reviews.

A Cureus user can assign only one score per article. As engagement and scoring is critical to winning, authors are highly encouraged to share their published articles via social media and email.

Peer Review Panel

We’ve assembled a world-class peer review panel to review all submitted articles. Click on a reviewer name to learn more.

Article analysis and commentary performed by the peer review panel are strictly independent of the sponsor.

Judith Murovic

Judith Murovic

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States
Alfredo Conti

Alfredo Conti

Associate Professor, M.D., Ph.D. | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Messina
Messina, Sicilia, Italy
Mark Stecker

Mark Stecker

M.D., Ph.D. | Neurology

Department of Neuroscience, Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York, United States
Marcello Cm. Marchetti

Marcello Cm. Marchetti

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurological Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C. Besta
Milano, Milano, Italy
Steven D. Chang

Steven D. Chang

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States
Anand Mahadevan

Anand Mahadevan

M.D., Assistant Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Therapy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Jimm Grimm

Jimm Grimm

Ph.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Holy Redeemer Hospital
Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, United States
Robert Sinha

Robert Sinha

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, California, United States
David Anschel

David Anschel

M.D. | Neurology

Neurology Department, St. Charles Hospital
Port Jefferson, New York, United States
Jonathan Haas

Jonathan Haas

M.D., Associate Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York, United States
Sandra S. Vermeulen

Sandra S. Vermeulen

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Swedish Radiosurgery Center, Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States
Sean P. Collins

Sean P. Collins

M.D., Ph.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Matthew Witten

Matthew Witten

Ph.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York, United States
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Key Dates

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted.
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT. (Deadline extended one week!)
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes @ 5:00 pm PT. (Deadline extended one week!)
  • Friday, June 3, 2016 – Community post-publication review (SIQ) ends @ 5:00 pm PT.
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – Winning articles announced; the winning author(s) will be contacted and formally announced on the Cureus website.