Time-lapse Imaging

Time Lapse Monitoring

Time Lapse monitoring provides 24/7 monitoring of your embryos whilst they are in culture. Photos of the embryos are taken every few minutes and these are then linked together to create video sequences showing how your embryos have developed. This provides us with much more detailed information about your embryos than can be gained using standard monitoring. The information can be analysed using specialised computer algorithms which helps the embryology team choose which embryos have the highest potential to implant and therefore result in a pregnancy.


Given these potential benefits, time-lapse monitoring is particularly useful for patients who have had previous unsuccessful attempts at IVF or experienced one or more miscarriages. It is also useful for those who have had, or are expected to have, any compromise in the quality of their embryos, which will reduce their chance to implant.

If you would like to find out more about time-lapse monitoring, please ask to speak to a member of the embryology team.