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Table 2 Percentage (%) of IDF and SDF films scored as optimal, acceptable, or unacceptable

From: A comparison of the quality of image acquisition between the incident dark field and sidestream dark field video-microscopes

Category Optimal (Score = 0) Acceptable (Score = 1) Unacceptable (Score = 10)
IDF SDF IDF SDF IDF SDF
Stability 68 50 32 33 0 17
Pressure 73 67 27 13 0 20
Illumination 92 67 8 30 0 3
Durationa 100 100 0 0 0 0
Focus 98 43 15 43 0 13
Content 88 65 12 15 0 20
  1. aImages were all cut to 150 frames in length prior to analysis, hence both IDF and SDF demonstrate optimal scores for this category