Tuesday, July 03, 2012

How useful is an embryoscope ?

English: Blastocyst on day 5 after fertilizati...

One of the newer technological gimmicks which has got a lot of attention recently is the embryoscope. A number of IVF clinics are now tom-tomming their acquisition of this newest toy in the IVF lab – and claiming that this helps to improve success rates !

The embryoscope is basically a videomicroscope which allows the embryologist to take multiple images of each embryo over a period of time , using time lapse videography . It is thus possible to review exactly how the embryo has developed over the period of 3 to 5 days which it spends in vitro in the incubator.

Read more at http://www.drmalpani.com/how-useful-is-an-embryoscope.htm

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