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Palliative care and imaging utilisation for patients with cancer
  1. Kesav Raghavan1,
  2. Timothy P Copeland1,
  3. Michael Rabow2,
  4. Maya Ladenheim2,
  5. Angela Marks2,
  6. Steven Z Pantilat2,
  7. David O'Riordan2,
  8. David Seidenwurm3 and
  9. Benjamin Franc1
  1. 1 Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
  2. 2 Palliative Care Program, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
  3. 3 Medical Imaging, Sutter Health, Sacramento, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kesav Raghavan, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA; kesav.raghavan{at}ucsf.edu

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  • Contributors KR, TC, MR, SP and BF contributed to study design, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation. ML and AM were integral for data acquisition and contributed to data interpretation. DO and DS contributed to data analysis and interpretation. KR, TC and BF drafted the manuscript. All authors assisted with critical review and revision of the manuscript. The final submission has been approved by all authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests SZP reports grants from the Alafi Family Foundation, Stupski Foundation, and Hellman Family Foundation during the conduct of the study. DS reports financial reimbursements from the American College of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, National Quality Forum, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Services Advisory Group, Sutter Medical Group, and Radiological Associates Medical Group outside the submitted work; and DS receives financial reimbursement for serving as an expert witness and a medical consultant for several legal cases.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors KR, TC, MR, SP and BF contributed to study design, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation. ML and AM were integral for data acquisition and contributed to data interpretation. DO and DS contributed to data analysis and interpretation. KR, TC and BF drafted the manuscript. All authors assisted with critical review and revision of the manuscript. The final submission has been approved by all authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests SZP reports grants from the Alafi Family Foundation, Stupski Foundation, and Hellman Family Foundation during the conduct of the study. DS reports financial reimbursements from the American College of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, National Quality Forum, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Services Advisory Group, Sutter Medical Group, and Radiological Associates Medical Group outside the submitted work; and DS receives financial reimbursement for serving as an expert witness and a medical consultant for several legal cases.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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