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Optical coherence tomography examination of hair
Author(s): Wei Gong; Zheng Huang; Jianshu Xu; Hongqin Yang; Hui Li; Shusen Xie
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Human hair is a keratinous tissue composed mostly of flexible keratin, which can form a complex architecture consisting of distinct compartments or units (e.g. hair bulb, inner root sheath, shaft). Variations in hair shaft morphology can reflect ethnical diversity, but may also indicate internal diseases, nutritional deficiency, or hair and scalp disorders. Hair shaft abnormalities in cross section and diameter, as well as ultramorphological characterization and follicle shapes, might be visualized non-invasively by high-speed 2D and 3D optical coherence tomography (OCT). In this study, swept source OCT (ThorLabs) was used to examine human hair. Preliminary results showed that the high-speed OCT was a suitable and promising tool for non-invasive analysis of hair conditions.

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Date Published: 17 September 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9230, Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014), 923013 (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2069237
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Wei Gong, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Zheng Huang, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Jianshu Xu, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Hongqin Yang, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Hui Li, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Shusen Xie, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9230:
Twelfth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2014)
Qingming Luo; Lihong V. Wang; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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