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1st Edition

Atlas of Time Lapse Embryology

ISBN 9781482214468
Published January 21, 2015 by CRC Press
136 Pages 699 B/W Illustrations

USD $99.95

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Book Description

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.

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

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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


"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)