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Three-Dimensional Structural Analysis of Human Scalp Tissue by using synchrotron micro-CT
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2019; 69: 416~420
Published online April 30, 2019;
© 2019 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Sung-Mi HAN1, Hong-Tae KIM2, Ki-Hong KIM*3

1Optical Convergence Technology Center, Daegu Catholic University, Gyeongsan 38430, Korea
2Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu 42472, Korea
3Department Optometry \& Vision Science, Daegu Catholic University, Gyeongsan 38430, Korea

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Received December 11, 2018; Revised January 27, 2019; Accepted February 1, 2019.
cc This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The scalp maintains body temperature, plays a role in reducing external shocks and injuries, and is involved in hair growth. Hair growth is regulated by the nervous system, vascular system, immune system, etc., has a constant cycle, and repeats growth and regression. Analysis of the scalp and of the hair structure and characteristics has received attention in various research fields, such as dermatology, cosmetology and material engineering. Interest in hair has become as important as that is health and has reached its highest level in the fields of disease, beauty and cosmetics. On 3D reconstruction of phase contrast X-ray micro-CT, the internal and the external structures of scalp skin were clearly defined, and on phase contrast imaging, the three-dimensional microstructure of scalp skin could be observed without the preprocessing of scalp skin samples. A synchrotron radiation phase contrast micro-CT imaging system can be applied as a useful tool in scalp skin science.
PACS numbers: 42.30.-d
Keywords: Synchrotron radiation, X-ray micro-CT, Human scalp skin

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