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IMSI Procedure with Footsteps To Fertility Centre

Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI)treatment is a variation of ICSI used to aid the sperm selection for fertilisation. This technique uses an even higher power magnification to visualise inside the sperm, allowing your fertility specialists to pick the sperm with the highest chance of achieving a successful fertilisation.

Fertility experts at Footsteps To Fertility Centre located  in Nairobi, Kenya, utilize techniques such as the intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and its variation called the intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm Injection (IMSI).

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Who is IMSI suitable for?

The fertility specialist at Footsteps To Fertility Centre in Kenya may recommend the IMSI procedure in the following cases:

  • Men who have elevated levels of DNA fragmentation

  • Semen analysis indicated a high number of abnormal sperm

  • The woman has suffered several miscarriages in the past

  • The couple has undergone several unsuccessful IVF+ICSI treatments

  • The embryos from previous IVF attempts have developed poorly

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How does IMSI work?

IMSI uses a high power light microscope, enhanced by digital imaging, to magnify a sperm sample more than 6,000 times its normal size.

This enables the embryologist to detect problems and subtle structural alterations that a normal microscope cannot see. The embryologist then selects the sperm with the most normally-shaped nuclei and highest level of motility.

The procedure is very similar to ICSI. Fertility drugs are given to the female to stimulate egg production in the ovaries. Once the leading follicle in an ovary grows to 17-22mm, the eggs are ready to be collected.

The female is given a hormone injection of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) around 36 hours before the egg collection procedure takes place. The hCG injection stimulates the eggs to mature.

Under light sedation, the eggs are collected using an ultrasound guided vaginal probe to locate the follicles and aspirate its contents. The eggs are then placed in culture in our state of the art laboratory. In the laboratory, the embryologists will inject the one carefully selected sperm into each egg.

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