We have demonstrated dynamic analysis of the physiological function of eccrine sweat glands underneath skin surface by optical coherence tomography (OCT). In this paper, we propose a method for extraction of the specific eccrine sweat gland by means of the connected component extraction process and the adaptive threshold method, where the en face OCT images are constructed by the swept-source OCT. In the experiment, we demonstrate precise measurement of the volume of the sweat gland in response to the external stimulus.
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This research was partially supported by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
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Sugawa, Y., Fukuda, A. & Ohmi, M. Precise measurement of volume of eccrine sweat gland in mental sweating by optical coherence tomography. Opt Rev 22, 359–364 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10043-015-0047-z