Welcome to IVF
Welcome to IVF
Welcome to IVF
-5. What is an ultrasound scan?
ultrasound scan
An ultrasound scan is a painless procedure using high frequency sound waves to produce an image of the body's internal organs or the fetus on a television screen. Ultrasound scans are an essential part of all forms of Assisted Reproduction and may be required at various stages of treatment. Scans are used in the preparation of the ovaries and uterus for Assisted Reproduction. For example, the doctor may want to know how the eggs are maturing inside the ovary by measuring the growth of the follicles and will judge the readiness for embryo implantation by measuring the thickness of the uterine lining. One of the reasons for the improvement in the IVF/ICSI procedure is the simplicity of oocyte retrieval by transvaginal ultrasound. In some situations, embryo transfer can be carried out under ultrasound guidance.