Large images, image stacks, image series
Viewing large images with the virtual microscope
With the HTML version of your article on ScienceDirect, you can present image content via an interactive viewer or "virtual microscope" that allows the user to pan and zoom within an image and navigate across a stack or series of images. The user can bring up the viewer by clicking the link in the caption field of associated regular figures. This feature is useful for images that are both large in size and have a high level of detail, and as such do not come across very well when presented in the traditional way. It can also be used for the interactive display of stacks and series of such images.
Slide scanners, confocal microscopes or wide field cameras are some examples of devices creating images suitable for this viewer. High resolution images of a more average size are typically better presented as a regular image.
The viewer was developed in collaboration with Kitware SAS(opens in new tab/window).
You can see the virtual microscope in action by clicking on the 'VMxxxx' links in the articles below. You typically find these in the captions of high-resolution images.
Central xanthoma of the jaws: a clinicopathologic entity?(opens in new tab/window) – Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology