'Ultrasound Examination' of the Musculoskeletal System: Bibliometric/Visualized Analyses on the Terminology (Change)

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Pirri C., Pirri N., Stecco C., Macchi V., Porzionato A., De Caro R., ...More

Tomography (Ann Arbor, Mich.), vol.9, no.1, pp.352-361, 2023 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/tomography9010028
  • Journal Name: Tomography (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.352-361
  • Keywords: musculoskeletal, ultrasonography, sono-palpation, dynamic imaging, anatomy, nerve
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal system is paramount for physicians of different specialties. In recent years, its use has become the extension of physical examinations like using a "magnifying glass". Likewise, the eventual concept has naturally and spontaneously evolved to a "fusion" of classical physical examination and static/dynamic ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal system. In this regard, we deem it important to explore the current use/awareness regarding 'ultrasound examination', and to better provide insight into understanding future research spots in this field. Accordingly, this study aimed to search the global/research status of 'ultrasound examination' of the musculoskeletal system based on bibliometric and visualized analysis.