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This article aims to analyze and visualize the structure and the emerging trend of digital medicine, a new medical pattern of twenty-first century.As an interdiscipline which integrated computer science, information engineering with medicine, digital medicine originally and mainly on digital medical imaging technology research for accuracy and speedy clinical diagnosis and therapy.The coverage of digital medicine research is widely from clinic to laboratory. Recent year, domain research front is thematically on teleradiology, telemedicine and hospital information management system.

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This work shows that scientometric techniques can be a powerful tool to reveal patterns inmedical research that would not be evident with traditional methods of reviewing themedical literature. Systematic analysis of publication and citation data from numerousarticles can help identify important features of active fields of scientific research.


Our study develops a research model for exploring medical publications and document co-citation clusters by CiteSpace to map the structure and the evolution trend of a specialmedicine field over time.

Yuqing Fang
Nankai University

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This page is a summary of: Visualizing the structure and the evolving of digital medicine: a scientometrics review, Scientometrics, August 2015, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-015-1696-1.
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