Imaging of sebaceous glands of human skin by three-dimensional ultrasound microscopy and its relation to elasticity.

Kazutoshi Kumagai, Hideyuki Koike, Yukina Kudo, Ryo Nagaoka, Kiyono Kubo, Kazuto Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Saijo

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Abstract

High frequency ultrasound imaging has realized high resolution in vivo imaging of the biological tissues at a microscopic level. Human skin structure, especially sebaceous glands at the deep part of the dermis, was observed by three-dimensional ultrasound microscopy with the central frequency of 120 MHz. The visco-elasticity and surface sebum level of the observed region were measured by established testing devices. Both sebaceous glands density and surface sebum level were higher in cheek than those in forearm. The viscosity of forearm was lower than that of cheek. These results suggest that sebaceous glands may act as cushions of the skin besides their classical role of secreting sebum and some hormones. High frequency ultrasound imaging contributes to the evaluation of human skin aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7199-7202
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
Volume2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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