Knowledge domain and dynamic patterns in multimodal molecular imaging from 2012 to 2021: A visual bibliometric analysis

Medicine (Baltimore). 2023 Jan 27;102(4):e32780. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000032780.


Multimodal molecular imaging technologies have been widely used to optimize medical research and clinical practice. Bibliometric analysis was performed to identify global research trends, hot spots, and scientific frontiers of multimodal molecular imaging technology from 2012 to 2021. The articles and reviews related to multimodal molecular imaging were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection. A bibliometric study was performed using CiteSpace and VOSviewer. A total of 4169 articles and reviews from 2012 to 2021 were analyzed. An increasing trend in the number of articles on multimodal molecular imaging technology was observed. These publications mainly come from 417 institutions in 92 countries, led by the USA and China. K. Bailey Freund published the most papers amongst the publications, while R.F. Spaide had the most co-citations. A dual map overlay of the literature shows that most publications were specialized in physics/materials/chemistry, and molecular/biology/immunology. Synergistic therapy in cancer, advanced nanotechnology, and multimodal imaging in ophthalmology are new trends and developing areas of interest. A global bibliometric and visualization analysis was used to comprehensively review the published research related to multimodal molecular imaging. This study may help in understanding the dynamic patterns of multimodal molecular imaging technology research and point out the developing areas of this field.

PMID:36705366 | PMC:PMC9875962 | DOI:10.1097/MD.0000000000032780


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