Three-dimensional ultrasound as a predictor of pregnancy in patients undergoing ART


  • Cemil Yaman
  • Richard Mayer

Received Date: 13.03.2012 Accepted Date: 23.04.2012 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2012;13(2):128-134 PMID: 24592022

Different ultrasound parameters have been used to assess endometrial receptivity during ART treatment, including endometrial thickness, endometrial pattern, endometrial volume, Doppler of uterine arteries and endometrial blood flow. However, conflicting results have been reported with regard to their role in the prediction of pregnancy in ART treatment. The 3D ultrasound with power Doppler provides a unique tool with which to examine the blood supply of the whole endometrium and subendometrial region. Volume assessment can also be precisely performed by 3D ultrasound. Based on a med-line research and on our experience, the clinical use of 3D ultrasound is discussed in this review article.

Keywords: 3D, ultrasound, power Doppler, IVF, ART