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2009.07.31

Infertility Evaluation & Transvaginal Sonography

The causes of infertility are various that need to be find out the real causes by serial inspections before infertility treatment. Couples usually are asked to carry out the infertility related examinations at the same time in order to achieve a multiplier effect.
 
  • Infertility Evaluation
Basic Inspections
  1. Transvaginal Sonography(TVS)
  2. Semen Analysis(SA)
  3. Hyaluronan Binding Assay(HBA)
  4. Hysterosalpingogram(HSG)
  5. Hormonal study
  6. Advancing evaluation (according to doctors’ suggestions):
  7. Laparoscopic evaluation(L-Scopy)
  8. Hysteroscopic evaluation(H-Scopy)
Hyaluronan Binding Assay and 4D ultrasound are the unique techniques of infertility test in Lee Women’s Hospital.
 
  • Transvaginal Sonography
The transducer is inserted into the vagina (Figures 1-5) to create images of uterus and ovaries (Figures 1-6), which is called a transvaginal sonography. This equipment is the vaginal ultrasound scanner (Figures 1-7). It not only helps for the diagnosis of uterine fibroids, uterine adenomas, polycystic ovaries, chocolate cysts, ovarian cancer, but also calculates the ovulation period through understanding the size of follicles in the ovary, the maturation of follicles, and the development of follicles to monitor and determine the timing of artificial sperm retrieval or egg retrieval for in vitro fertilization (IVF).