Interactive Session - Imaging in Reproductive Medicine and the Chinese Special Interest Group - Imaging of the Embryo vs. Imaging of the Embryo Transfer
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Location:Room 4 - San Diego Convention Center
Ilan Tur-Kaspa, M.D. (Chair), Institute of Human Reproduction
Edmond Confino, M.D., Northwestern University
Imaging of the Embryo vs. Imaging of the Embryo Transfer for Maximizing Pregnancy Rates
Needs Assessment and Description
Can we imagine ART without imaging? Similar to ultrasound,
other advanced imaging technologies are also important
to IVF success. Preimplantation embryo development is a
complex and dynamic process, in which the exact timing
and sequence of events, studied by time-lapse microscopy
(TLM), may be as essential as the accurate execution of
the events themselves. TLM was recently used to predict
embryo development potential by investigating the
correlation of kinetic and mitotic parameters into gene
expression data. Better imaging of embryo development,
as well as better imaging of the embryo transfer, may
improve IVF success. The target audience includes
reproductive and fertility specialists, clinical embryologists,
reproductive biologists, nurses, and ultrasound technicians.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able
- Describe early in vitro embryo development.
- Identify good quality embryos by time-lapse microscopy.
- Discuss the potential advantages of better embryonic
imaging and ultrasound guidance of embryo transfer to
improve ART outcome.
The presentation on imaging of the embryo vs. imaging
of the embryo transfer for maximizing pregnancy rates
provided me with new and useful information that will
improve my professional practice.
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