Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection, also known in short as IMSI, is a technique adopted when attempting to the healthiest embryo. During this process, the sperm is magnified and examined under a microscope, to enable the embryologist to select the best one.
With the size of a sperm cell being ultimately microscopic, the opportunity to examine in detail needs acute magnification and observation. Usually, a sperm cell is magnified up to 400 times, then analysed generally only in shape and size. However, with IMSI, it can be enlarged from 6000 to 8000 times so by examining the intracellular structure that enables an embryologist to diagnose any genetic disorders called vacuole. At Dogus IVF Centre we apply the IMSI technique because it allows the best choice of single sperm to be selected and injected.
Employing this method increases the chances of successful fertilization by 20 -40%. When compared to an ordinary IVF cycle coupled with applications of micro-injection of sperm (ICSI), the IMSI method when implemented results in a better choice of sperm for fertilization without any chances of damaging the life of the cells.