Time-lapse imaging is a technique where serial images are taken at regular time points to capture the dynamics of embryo development. Recorded images can be played back at different speeds to help the embryologist select the best embryos for transfer and freezing.
This technique helps in improving success rates in IVF by enabling better embryo selection and allowing embryo assessment without disturbing the embryos by taking them out of the incubator for assessment.
Benefits of Time lapse-imaging include:
(1) improved implantation rate,
(2) shorter time to pregnancy
(3) and reduced pregnancy loss