Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Advisor(s)

Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki, Steven Daveluy

Document Type



Alopecia is the loss of hair, whether it be from the scalp or other regions of the body. Current techniques used to best diagnose and track alopecia are often invasive, requiring a biopsy for results. The use of the OCT, or optical coherence tomography, could drastically improve a patient’s experience in undergoing a diagnosis while proving accurate results. The objective of this study is to develop diagnostic algorithms for the rapid, non-invasive diagnosis of alopecia with OCT. The first step is collecting OCT images of a healthy scalp to understand the anatomical structures with the imaging technique.


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Bioimaging and Biomedical Optics