What is IMSI?
IMSI in Mexico is a groundbreaking, innovative technique that complements the ICSI technique (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). It is a high magnification light microscopy imaging method used increasingly with IVF treatement in Mexico to select sperm for ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). This allows IVF experts in Mexico the element of detail on how the sperm looks and the best selection of sperm for the for the ICSI procedure.
Traditional ICSI uses microscopes with electronic magnification of 200-400 times, while IMSI magnifies at 6000-7000 times. World-class efforts in Mexico allow IMSI opportunities which are less expensive and less time intensive for patients.
A Good Candidate for IMSI
IMSI is suggested for patients who had two or more unsuccessful ICSI attempts and for males with abnormally shaped sperm.
Using the advanced IMSI method in Puerto Vallarta enables couples to achieve higher rates of implantation and in certain cases to decrease chances of miscarriages.
The IMSI procedure in Mexico is based on motile sperm organelle morphology examination (MSOME) at magnifications in excess of 6000 times. High magnification in the IMSI method reveals critical details in sperm morphology, especially that of the nucleus, allowing selection of highest quality sperm for ICSI.
This technique can differentiate irregular sperm, examine the shape of the sperm and the presence of vacuoles.