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1st Edition

Ultrasound in Assisted Reproduction and Early Pregnancy

ISBN 9781351046237
Published October 22, 2020 by CRC Press
300 Pages 139 Color & 121 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This text offers a succinct overview of the essential clinical applications of ultrasound in infertility management. It will be of benefit to established practitioners in reproductive medicine, as it details the aspects of quality, safety, training, and certification that help improve standards of practice. Those in training or with a special interest in fertility issues will also find it essential reading.

Print versions of this book also include access to the eBook version with links to procedural videos.

Table of Contents




1. Ultrasound in Assisted Reproductive Technology: Anatomy and Core Examination Skills

Nazar N. Amso

2. Basic and Technical Aspects of Ultrasound

Neil D. Pugh

3. The Uterus

Jure Knez and Veljko Vlaisavljević

4. The Ovaries and the Adnexa

Kuhan Rajah and Dimitrios Mavrelos

5. Uterine Cavity Assessment (Saline Hysterosonography)

Zdravka Veleva

6. Tubal Patency Assessment (Focusing on Hysterosalpingo-Contrast Sonography)

Zdravka Veleva

7. The Infertile Male

Thoraya Ammar, C. Jason Wilkins, Dean C.Y. Huang, and Paul S. Sidhu

8. Ultrasonographic Monitoring of Follicle Growth in Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation

Arianna D’Angelo

9. Oocyte Pick Up Technique

Costas Panayotidis

10. Embryo Transfer

Julia Kopeika and Yacoub Khalaf

11. Ultrasound Features of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Arianna D’Angelo, Rudaina Hassan, and Nazar N. Amso

12. Ultrasound-Guided Intervention in Assisted Reproductive Technology

Candice Cheung and Andrew Sizer

13. Implantation and In Utero Growth

Kugajeevan Vigneswaran and Ippokratis Sarris

14. Sonoembryology

Veronika Frisova

15. Assisted Reproductive Technology and Multiple Pregnancy

Rezan A. Kadir and Zdravka Veleva

16. Miscarriage and Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Rudaina Hassan and Caryl Thomas

17. Ectopic Pregnancy and Pregnancy of Unknown Location

Ghada Salman

18. Quality Aspects of Ultrasound

Ilaria Soave and Roberto Marci

19. Safety Aspects of Ultrasound Scanning

Kelly Tilleman

20. Ultrasound Training in Assisted Reproduction and Early Pregnancy

Martin G. Tolsgaard, Karin Sundberg, and Henriette Svarre Nielsen

21. Training and Certification

Nazar N. Amso, Arianna D’Angelo, and Costas Panayotidis


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Arianna D’Angelo, MD, Associate MRCOG is Consultant in Assisted Reproduction, Wales Fertility Institute, Swansea Bay University Health Board; Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cardiff University; Consultant Gynaecologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Nazar N Amso, MB ChB, FHEA, FRCOG, PhD (London University) is Emeritus Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Former Head of the Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University; Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, University Hospital of Wales and Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon, Spire Cardiff Hospital, Cardiff


"the use of sonography throughout the entire process of assisted reproduction through early pregnancy. Unique structural elements include subheadings and occasional use of bulleted lists, highlighted summary boxes, and tables"

- Doody's Review Service