Relation between morphology of sebaceous glands inside human skin and viscoelastic properties

Ryo Nagaoka, Kazuto Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Saijo

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Abstract

Three-dimensional ultrasound microscopy with the central frequency of 120 MHz made it possible to observe in vivo sebaceous glands at the deep part of the dermis at microscopic level. The deformation displacements were measured by an established testing device, and the viscoelasticity was estimated from the measured displacements and Voigt model. The occupancy, density or average size of sebaceous glands was compared with the viscoleasticity. There were three major findings in the comparisons. First, the occupancy of sebaceous gland showed negative correlation with the elasticity. Second, the density of sebaceous glands showed positive correlation with the viscosity. Third, the average size of sebaceous glands showed negative correlation with the viscosity. In conclusion, viscoelastic property of human skin is strongly influenced by the morphology of the sebaceous glands.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages1112-1115
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jul 32013 Jul 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period13/7/313/7/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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