WHAT IS IMSI TECHNIQUE AND TUBE BABY?
IMSI TECHNIQUE AND TUBE BABY
Intracytoplasmic Morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) technique was developed in 2004 by Benjamin Baartoy. The aim of this technique is to select the best quality sperm and to obtain high fertilization rates after microinjection. Good quality sperm and eggs will also affect embryo development and increase chances of pregnancy.
Some sperm abnormalities can be identified by normal microscopes with approximately 400-600 magnification. In microinjection (ICSI) technique, these microscopes are used, and in IMSI technique, sperm selection is made with the help of a microscope with a magnification system of approximately 6000 magnification. Thus, any abnormality that may be present at the beginning of the sperm that cannot be seen with a normal microscope can be detected and allows the selection of normal-looking sperm. In the presence of abnormalities at the head of the sperm called Vakuol, which cannot be seen with a normal microscope, the DNA carrying genetic information may also be damaged, leading to abnormal embryo development. IMSI reduces the likelihood that sperm containing damaged DNA will be released into the egg.