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Article ID: MXB1219 — Created: 27 Jun 2018 — Reviewed: 2 Aug 2021
What are the differences between the Standard Definition and High Definition whole slide image scans?
There are a number of differences between Standard (SD) and High Definition (HD) images. In addition to the visual differences (shown in this image) there are resolution, storage space, scan speed, and image dynamic differences you should consider.
The image shown displays a scan taken in SD mode (on the left) and HD mode (on the right).
HD images require more disk space than comparable SD images.
Scanning in the HD camera mode may take up to 4 times longer than the SD camera mode.
The following deep zoom image scans allow you to compare SD and HD image scans.