From time to time, we all hear about new advancements in IVF technologies. Some of these lose their popularity over time when they cannot contribute positively to the existing technologies in practice while other innovations remain with us and become an integral part of IVF treatments. Time-lapse imaging technology (also referred to as embryoscope due to its commercial name) is one such innovation in the field of IVF that is here to stay for a long time.
Time-lapse imaging system is a technological breakthrough which allows the embryologist to monitor embryos in the incubator with a 24/7 surveillance system. With this ability, embryos are watched and observed continuously, allowing the embryologist to see the whole pattern of embryo growth and development through a built-in camera system. This is not possible with standard incubators, and the only way to check the development of embryos is by physically opening the doors of the incubator to look at the embryos. This puts embryos in contact with the air outside the incubator and may possibly increase the risk of embryo fragmentation. An embryoscope allows the embryologist to observe all embryos in the incubator without any interruption.
At North Cyprus IVF Centre, we are proud to offer you this latest IVF technology with a small additional cost also giving you a DVD of your embryos’ initial stages of development – what a perfect gift to give your child when (s)he grows up! Please visit our “Embryoscope” page for more information.