IMSI-Strict Results

Available in US for Research use only and not to be used for diagnostic purposes.

Main Results Screen

The results screen immediately appears following analysis of all cells in the field of view or when Stop Real-time Morphology is selected.

There are four results screen viewing options available:

  • Show both cell annotations and filmstrip
  • Show cell annotations without filmstrip
  • Show filmstrip without cell annotations
  • Show neither annotations nor filmstrip

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With Annontations Without Annotations
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Individual Cell Details

Navigation Controls

The results for each cell may be viewed by clicking the navigation arrows in the detailed results pane on the right side of the screen

Shape Signature

Supplementary information of the shape of the sperm cell head can be viewed by selecting the “tilde” button next to the navigation arrows in the detailed results pane on the right side of the screen.

Shape Signature

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Parameter Values

An identified object may be assigned to one of four categories.

  • Cell: image is determined to be a sperm cell
  • Debris: image does not possess characteristics of an intact sperm
  • Focus: the focus is unacceptable to determine if object is a cell or debris
  • Ignore: image may be a cell but may be clumped with others, or have severe abnormalities

Head Length: The measured length of the sperm cell head

Head Width: The measured width of the sperm cell

Head Area: The calculated area of the sperm cell head

No. of Vacuoles: The number of vacuoles found

Tot. Vacuole Area: Measured area of all identified vacuoles (µm2)

Rel. Vacuole Area: Measured area of identified vacuoles divided by total head area (%)

Vacuole in PA: Yes/No indication if any vacuole is located in post-acrosomal region.

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Cell Classification

See Classification Parameters for detailed information on how cells are classified.

Depending on the Cell Classification, the graphic overlays and classification text will vary. The color code is as follows:

  • Green: Normal
  • Blue: Sub-normal
  • Red: Abnormal

Normal Outcome: A cell with a Normal Outcome, will show two green check marks, plus a green sperm head circumference, green mid piece designators, and no vacuoles.

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Sub-normal Outcome: A cell with a sub-normal outcome will show one blue check mark. The colors of the overlay and text will be either green or blue. Vacuoles, indicated by circles, will encompass less than 7% of the head area and no vacuoles will be located in the post-acrsome area.

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Abnormal Outcome: A cell with a abnormal outcome will show one red X. The color of at least one parameter will be red or vacuoles will encompass greater than 7% of the head area or at least one vacuole will be located in the post-acrsome area.

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