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TOP 50 LANDMARKS IN SENTINEL LYMPH NODE IMAGING: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS

Authors
  • Y Wu
  • MK Khan
  • M Mohammed
  • B Gong
  • F Khosa

Abstract

Bibliometric analysis can be utilized to identify the most influential literature and track the trajectory of the research development in a given area. The purpose of this study is to summarize the top 50 most-cited landmarks and to examine the recent advances in the field of sentinel lymph node imaging. Web of Science (WOS) was searched to create a database of all English language scientific journals. This search was then cross-referenced with a similar search term query of Scopus® to identify articles that may have been missed on the initial search. Articles were ranked by citation counts and screened by two independent reviewers. Citations for the top 50 papers ranged from 2725 to 163 with a median of 240. 10 papers were cited more than 500 times. The articles were published between 1993 - 2009 across 23 journals. Our study identifies intellectual milestones in Sentinel Lymph Node Imaging (SLNI) research, reflecting on the characteristics and quality of the most highly cited literature, and provides a list of the most influential references related to SLNI.

Keywords: sentinel lymph node, cancer, imaging, bibliometrics, radioactive tracer, vital blue dye, fluorescence

How to Cite:

Wu, Y. & Khan, M. & Mohammed, M. & Gong, B. & Khosa, F., (2017) “TOP 50 LANDMARKS IN SENTINEL LYMPH NODE IMAGING: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS”, Lymphology 50(1), p.36-50.

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Published on
15 Jun 2017
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