What Does an IVF Ultrasound Machine Do?

Most fertility clinics use IVF ultrasound machines to help couples conceive. Patients may wonder what an IVF ultrasound machine does, and why ultrasound images of the fallopian tubes and other organs matter.

The machines treat the fertilization process by detecting problems with the embryo or uterus. In addition, these machines diagnose any potential fertility issues before permanent damage ensues. Patients with a chronic condition like endometriosis can receive pain or scarred tissue treatment.

IVF Treatments And Ultrasounds Offered

IVF ultrasound machines can perform several essential services to help couples conceive or to assess chronic endometrial conditions. We list several of them below.

Transvaginal Ultrasound

One of the most common services is a transvaginal ultrasound. This type of ultrasound examines the uterus and ovaries closely. It can help fertility clinics identify problems with the embryo or uterus that may be preventing pregnancy from occurring. A machine like the Mindray DC-70 X-Insight Ultrasound Machine can perform this service in tandem with OB/GYN.

Embryo Evaluation

An embryo evaluation helps fertility clinics determine the embryo’s health and whether it is likely to implant in the uterus. Assessing a healthy implant can save heartbreak down the line for the parents. The evaluation can also help fertility clinics decide which embryos to transfer during an IVF cycle.

Grading System

IVF ultrasound machines use a variety of technologies to evaluate embryo health. One of the most common methods is called a “grading system.” This system grades embryos on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being the lowest quality and 4 being the highest quality. This grading system is based on the number of cells in the embryo, cell appearance, and embryo shape.

Embryo Morphology

Morphology is another necessary procedure. This method looks at the size and shape of the embryo. It can help fertility clinics determine whether an embryo will likely be implanted in the uterus.

These methods help fertility clinics decide which embryos to transfer during an IVF cycle. Fertility clinics will typically not transfer embryos with low grades or poor morphology. If one has a low grade or poor morphology, it is less likely to implant in the uterus.

Why IVF Ultrasounds Are Important For Fertility Treatments

IVF ultrasound machines provide information about the thickness of the uterine lining. This information can help determine whether a woman is ready for an embryo transfer. If the uterine lining is too thin, the fertility clinic may recommend waiting a bit longer before trying to conceive again.

The endometrial or uterine lining is necessary to monitor because it is the site where the embryo will implant. If the lining is too thin, there is a higher risk that the embryo will not thrive.

Monitor The IVF Process With National Ultrasound

National Ultrasound is ready to help any reproductive endocrinologist. Our machines, new and refurbished, deliver high-quality imaging for any diagnosis.

Please reach out to us today to learn more about the kinds of ultrasounds that our machines can do. Upgrade your abdominal ultrasounds while monitoring any patient’s endometrial lining.