1. Optical Coherence Tomography of the Labial Salivary Glands Reveals Age-Related Differences in Women

    Optical Coherence Tomography of the Labial Salivary Glands Reveals Age-Related Differences in Women

    The labial minor salivary glands (LSGs) play a role in medical research and practice due to their superficial location and involvement in both systemic and localized diseases. Swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive modality that enables in vivo , micrometer resolution, wide-field three-dimensional imaging in seconds. A purpose-built swept-source OCT instrument was employed to acquire three-dimensional datasets covering the area of 2.43 cm 2 of the mucosa of the lower lip to the depth of 3.4 mm in young ( n = 14; mean age ± SD: 27 ± 3 years; body mass index [BMI] 20.4 ± 2.3 kg/m ...

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