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Scan Mode Descriptions of Fields in uS-ScanInfo.xml
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Information in this article applies to:

  • uScope Navigator V4.0 and Later

Article ID: NSC2364 — Created: 20 Dec 2020 — Reviewed: 20 Dec 2020

Summary

There are a number of fields in the uS-ScanInfo.xml file that provide details about the scan. Users can choose to process a scan using their own analysis software. The following field descriptions should help when processing the xml file.

uScope Identification

ScanInfo/MachineType

<MachineType>MXII 20x</MachineType>

Contains the uScope unit type and objective configuration.

ScanInfo/SerialNumber

<SerialNumber>XXX12345</SerialNumber>

Contains the serial number of the uScope.

ScanInfo/ObjectivePower

<ObjectivePower>20x</ObjectivePower>

Contains the power and light path of the objective used for scanning.

Mechanical Constants

ScanInfo/MicronsPerPixel

<MicronsPerPixel>0.42066</MicronsPerPixel>

Contains the number of microns per pixel of the scan field images.

ScanInfo/MicronsPerStepx

<MicronsPerStepX>0.396875</MicronsPerStepX>

Contains the number of microns per X-axis step.

ScanInfo/MicronsPerStepx

<MicronsPerStepY>0.396875</MicronsPerStepY>

Contains the number of microns per Y-axis step.

ScanInfo/FocusStepSize (v4.5)

<FocusStepSize>0.1984375</FocusStepSize>

Contains the size of a focus step in microns.

Scan Identification

ScanInfo/SoftwareVersion

<SoftwareVersion>4.6.0.0</SoftwareVersion>

Contains the version number of the uScope Navigator application that generated the uS-ScanInfo.xml file.

ScanInfo/ScanGUID

<ScanGUID>2c86c39c-8f70-4f9a-bc50-eedbae3432f7</ScanGUID>

Contains a GUID for this scan. GUIDs are unique and may be used to uniquely reference each scan.

ScanInfo/JobName

<JobName>GX-MA-00-90</JobName>

Contains the pathname of the job.

ScanInfo/Summary

<Summary />

Contains a user-supplied summary of the scan job.

ScanInfo/Comments

<Comments />

Contains user-supplied comments for the scan job.

ScanInfo/Date

<Date>2020/12/20 13:54:06</Date>

Contains the date and time (in the local time zone) of the scan job.

Scan ROI

ScanInfo/ImageExtension

<ImageExtension>.jpg</ImageExtension>

Contains the image file extension (and by association, file type) of the field images. Valid extensions include:

  • .jpg
  • .png

ScanInfo/TileCountX

<TileCountX>6</TileCountX>

Contains the number of scan fields in the X direction.

ScanInfo/TileCountY

<TileCountY>11</TileCountY>

Contains the number of scan fields in the Y direction.

ScanInfo/TileSizeX

<TileSizeX>1920</TileSizeX>

Contains the width of the field image in pixels.

ScanInfo/TileSizeY

<TileSizeY>1080</TileSizeY>

Contains the height of the field image in pixels.

ScanInfo/OverlapX

<OverlapX>128</OverlapX>

Contains the number of overlapping pixels in the X axis. If negative, indicates the number of pixels of underlap.

ScanInfo/OverlapY

<OverlapY>128</OverlapY>

Contains the number of overlapping pixels in the Y axis. If negative, indicates the number of pixels of underlap.

ScanInfo/RegionWidth

<RegionWidth>4.577</RegionWidth>

Scan ROI width in mm.

ScanInfo/RegionHeight

<RegionHeight>4.459</RegionHeight>

Scan ROI height in mm.

Light Path

ScanInfo/LightPath

<LightPath>Polarized</LightPath>

Contains the light path type. Valid values are:

  • Brightfield
  • Polarized

ScanInfo/Illumination

<Illumination>19</Illumination>

Contains the illuminator level.

Focus

ScanInfo/FocusMethod

<FocusMethod>Predictive</FocusMethod>

Contains the focus method used for this scan.

  • Initial Only
  • Predictive
  • Exhaustive
  • Fast Stack
  • Predictive Stack (v4.3)
  • Multi-Layer (v4.5)

ScanInfo/ScanMethod (v4.3)

<ScanMethod>Vertical1Way</ScanMethod>

Contains the movement method used for this scan.

  • Vertical1Way
  • Vertical2Way
  • Horizontal1Way
  • Horizontal2Way

ScanInfo/InitialFocus (v4.6)

<InitialFocus>59127,123100,20758</InitialFocus>

Contains the X, Y, and Z coordinates of the initial focus position.

ScanInfo/PredictionPoints (v4.6)

<PredictionPoints>0,0,20766|0,10,20748|5,10,20766|5,0,20736</PredictionPoints>

Contains a list of the X,Y field coordinates and focus position of the prediction points collected for a predictive focus or predictive stack scan.

Multi-Scan

ScanInfo/RegionCount (v4.5)

<RegionCount>1</RegionCount>

Contains the region number of this scan.

ScanInfo/Region (v4.5)

<Region>1</Region>

Contains the number of regions in the scan job.

ScanInfo/AnalyzerAngleCount (v4.5)

<AnalyzerAngleCount>2</AnalyzerAngleCount>

Contains the number of angles in a multi-angle scan.

ScanInfo/AnalyzerAngle (v4.5)

<AnalyzerAngle>BF</AnalyzerAngle>

Contains a list of the angles in a multi-angle scan.

  • BF indicates bright-field.
  • 0-90 indicates the angle measure of the scan.

ScanInfo/LayerCount (v4.5)

<LayerCount>1</LayerCount>

Contains the number of layers in a multi-layer scan.

ScanInfo/LayersList (v4.5)

<LayersList>20758</LayersList>

Contains the list of layers (Z position) in a multi-layer scan. For other scans, contains the initial focus position.

Scan Field Data

ScanInfo/Frames/clsFieldStats/X

<X>0</X>

Contains the 0-based index of the scan field X position.

ScanInfo/Frames/clsFieldStats/Y

<Y>0</Y>

Contains the 0-based index of the scan field Y position.

ScanInfo/Frames/clsFieldStats/FocusPosition

<FocusPosition>20901</FocusPosition>

Contains the Z-axis focus position of the objective.

ScanInfo/Frames/clsFieldStats/BlankField

<BlankField>true</BlankField>

Indicates whether or not the field was blank.

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