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Atlas of Time Lapse Embryology

1st Edition

Edited by Alison Campbell, Simon Fishel

CRC Press

136 pages | 699 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781482214468
pub: 2015-01-21
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Unlike conventional single daily observations, time lapse technology provides hundreds of images, which allows pinpointing of key events in the embryo’s in vitro development as well as the detection of brief but significant critical changes. This information is beneficial in selecting the most viable embryos from a cohort and increases the chances of a positive outcome.

The Atlas of Time Lapse Embryology describes in detail the technology and techniques surrounding time lapse embryology.The book also covers the clinical aspects of time lapse imaging, morphokinetic timings, implantation data, fertilization, compaction, blastulation, irregular cleavages, multinucleation, vacuolation, zona defects, and other topics.

The book is easy to read, practical, and illustrated with dozens of images and video clips to help explain a variety of concepts. It will help practitioners to better understand how time lapse monitoring may dramatically increase flexibility in the IVF clinic, and most importantly, enhance clinical outcomes.

Print Versions of this book also include access to the ebook version.


"A very impressive addition to the library of books and resources available for embryologists in training and in practice… The combined format of the text, pictures, and the online supplements in a simple accessible format make this a great book… A very useful book for trainers on and students training in clinical embryology." - (Highly Commended, Obstetrics & Gynecology, BMA Medical Book Awards 2016)

Table of Contents

Equipment Required for Time Lapse Observations in In Vitro Fertilization

Louise Best

Clinical Aspects of Time Lapse Imaging

Alison Campbell

Time Lapse, the Cell Cycle, Distribution of Morphokinetic Timings, and Known Implantation Data

Alison Campbell

Gender and Morphokinetics Correlation

Samantha Duffy

Polar-Body Extrusion

Colleen Lynch and Mercedes Reguiera

Fertilization: Pronuclear Formation and Fading

Louise Kellam and Laina Murphy

Clinical Results: Dynamic Aspects—Fragmentation

Sue Montgomery

Number of Pronuclei and Ploidy in IVF /ICSI—Derived Embryos

Abigail A. Burchill

Dynamic Aspects: Compaction

Sue Montgomery


Sue Montgomery

Hatching of the Human Blastocyst

Louise Kellam

Irregular Cleavages

Kathryn Berrisford and Ellen Cater

Reverse Cleavage/Blastomere Fusion

Davina Hulme

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Clusters

Cath Drezet


Claire Shearer


Rachel Smith

Granular Cytoplasm

Sarah Foley

Zona Defects

Gerri Emerson

The Patient Perspective

Samantha Duffy

About the Editors

Edited by

Alison Campbell, M. Med. Sci, head of embryology, CARE Fertility Group, Nottingham, UK

Simon Fishel, PhD, professor of human reproduction and CEO, CARE Fertility Group, Nottingham, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology