Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Procedure Room
Procedure Room
Incubators with Coda Filter
Incubators with Coda Filter
Cryopreservation Room
Cryopreservation Room
In IVF, eggs are harvested from the woman's ovary and fertilized in the laboratory with sperm. The embryos are then transferred into the uterus of the patient.
In IVF, eggs are harvested from the woman's ovary and fertilized in the laboratory with sperm. The embryos are then transferred into the uterus of the patient. This image is excerpted from Organon, Inc.

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Before initiating an ART cycle, all patients are counseled individually by the physician and taught medication handling by the IVF nurse. During an ART cycle patients are treated with injectible medications (gonadotropins) to stimulate ovarian follicle growth. Patients are monitored with ultrasound and serum estrogen levels (estradiol). Once the follicles (egg sacs) are mature (based on ultrasound and estrogen parameters), hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is administered for final oocyte (egg) maturation and the eggs are subsequently retrieved under sedation and ultrasound guidance 34-36 hours after the injection. Retrieved oocytes are then fertilized with sperm in the laboratory by the embryologist. Three to five days later, cleaving (dividing) embryos are transferred into the uterine cavity in a non-surgical ultrasound guided embryo transfer (ET) procedure and a pregnancy test is performed two weeks after the embryo transfer.