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Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) is an advanced in vitro fertilization procedure, associated with better laboratory and clinical outcomes of an IVF cycle.
IMSI procedure differs from the standard ICSI in the technology used during the sperm selection for injection. Using a high-magnification digital imaging microscope for microinjection into the egg enables our fertility team to assess the structure of the sperm. Thus, to exclude the sperm with suspected morphology from being injected into the eggs.
And this undoubtedly means fertilization with high-quality sperm!
IVF-IMSI leads to better success rates
The success of our IVF cycles is based on out-of-body and fertilization in controlled laboratory conditions, with injecting an isolated healthy sperm cell directly into each collected egg. Even though this is possible with the standard ICSI, with IMSI the monitoring and quality control of the sperm is taken even on a higher level.
Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) gives a chance to male patients struggling with very low sperm counts or poor quality sperm (poor motility, morphology) to successfully get pregnant with their partner.
How does IMSI treatment work?
IMSI is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) that uses a high power light microscope, able to magnify the sperm sample more than 6000 times from its original size. These microscopes are enhanced by digital imaging, which allows our embryologist to select the best quality sperm.
6000 times its original size enables detection of subtle problems and morphological variations within the sperm sample, that with ICSI or lower classed microscope is not possible.
The procedure of IVF with IMSI is very similar to IVF with ICSI. Based on the fertility evaluation carried out by our renowned IVF leader – Yücel İnan, the ovarian stimulation protocol is prepared. The female partner is obliged to follow this medication protocol to stimulate egg production in the ovaries.
The ovarian stimulation phase is followed up with several ultrasound scans. As soon as Dr. İnan will approve the follicle’s development, the eggs are ready for collection. 36 hours before the collection, the female patient is given a hormone injection of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG). The hCG injection is needed to stimulate the maturation of the eggs.
The procedure of egg collection is done under light sedation and it lasts approximately 20 minutes. The mature eggs are collected using an ultrasound-guided vaginal probe to locate the follicles and aspirate the eggs from them. The eggs are then placed in culture in our high-tech laboratory.
What follows is the miraculous fertilization performed in our laboratories, with a combination brought to perfection, with the help of our IMSI equipment and the expertise of the fertility team of EuroCARE.
The final step is evaluation of the embryos as an outcome of the IVF with IMSI and their final transfer to the woman’s uterus.
Who is suitable for IVF-IMSI?
As an addition to infertility treatment, IMSI technology is suitable for everyone who wants to increase the chances of a successful IVF cycle. Nevertheless, even though is available for everyone, certain cases are highly recommended by our fertility experts. These cases are:
- Couples struggling with male infertility due to low sperm count
- Cases where there is a high proportion of sperm with abnormal morphology, or
- Couples who experienced poor outcomes with previous IVF with ICSI treatments
Why choose EuroCARE IVF?
Set in the peaceful Nicosia in North Cyprus, our clinic offers you the luxury of an IVF treatment performed by the best fertility doctors in Cyprus with extensive experience in the field.
Our facility is equipped with a state of start laboratories thanks to which we can offer you a long list of IVF treatments and up-to-date technology for an IVF cycle. Most importantly, all of that under the umbrella of a low – cost and affordable IVF packages for everyone.
You just need to book your first fertility consultation and start your journey to pregnancy.