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Chapter 9 - Time-Lapse Technology

Theoretical and Practical Aspects

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 April 2021

Kersti Lundin
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg
Aisling Ahlström
Livio Fertility Center, Gothenburg
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Optimal culture conditions and reliable embryo selection are two fundamental laboratory aspects of successful IVF treatment, with the overall aim being to obtain a healthy singleton pregnancy in the shortest possible time. This chapter will cover the use of time-lapse technology (TLT) for continuous morphological evaluation of the embryo within an undisturbed culture. The first part will address the evidence for improving clinical outcome and the development of selection models; the second part will cover the practical aspects of the use and implementation of TLT.

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Print publication year: 2021

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