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A New Tool for Automatic Ovarian Follicle Count and it Abilities to Evaluate Ovarian Reserve

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2011 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:

The ultrasound unit in Meir Medical Center developed new software to automated ovarian follicle count on the basis of 3D US. The investigators intent to evaluate this software at two steps:

  • To compared the abilities of the software to physician follicle count.
  • To evaluate with the software the antral follicle count, as expression to ovarian reserve at 3 different time of the month.

The investigators believe that the software measurement of the small follicle can be better than the common antral follicle count that is use today, and by this accurate evaluation of the small follicle the investigators can evaluate the ovarian reserve at any time of the mount, and not only at the early follicular phase that use today.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Infertility Other: ultrasound examination for AFC evaluation

Detailed Description:

Antral follicle count (AFC) is one of the methods to evaluate ovarian reserve. But this method is not that straightforward with a lot of inter and intra observe variation. In attempt to overcome this problems we going the verified a new software for automated AFC.

At the first step we will compare the human count and the software count of the AFC in 150 exams of ovaries at 3D US.

At the second step we will use the software to evaluate ovarian reserve at 50 women before fertility treatment. This woman will be questioned about epidemiologic data (age, ethnicity, medical history) and evaluate at the early follicular phase with blood test for follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone , E2, anti-mullerian hormone , Prolactin, thyroid-stimulating hormone, Testosterone, Progesterone, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone-Sulphate. The evaluation of the AFC by US will be at early follicular phase, late follicular phase and mid luteal phase

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A New Tool for Automatic Ovarian Follicle Count and it Abilities to Evaluate Ovarian Reserve
Study Start Date : April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2013

Intervention Details:
  • Other: ultrasound examination for AFC evaluation
    Ultrasound examination three times during the menstrual cycle to measure the AFC.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Antral follicle count accuracy during the menstrual cycle for ovarian reserve evaluation. [ Time Frame: Within the 28-35 days of the menstrual cycle. ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood and serum for FSH, LH, E2, AMH, Prolactin, TSH, Testosterone, Progesterone, 17-OHP, DHEA-S.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study group will include women faced the fertility unit in Meir Medical Center. Each woman at her first evaluation will invite to volunteer. Also woman during a natural course treatment will invite to volunteer.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • woman under age 40 years all
  • woman at evaluation before beginning of fertility treatment
  • woman with regular menstrual cycle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • woman who treat with ovulation induction

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01480115

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Contact: Roni Tepper, professor 972-9-7472871
Contact: Merav Sharvit, doctor 972-9-7472871

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Fertility unit, Meir Medical Center, Israel
Kfar Saba, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
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Study Director: Roni Tepper, professor Meir Medical Center Israel


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Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01480115     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MMC11102-11CTLI
First Posted: November 28, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2013
Last Verified: November 2011
Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
antral follicle count
automated antral follicle count
ovarian reserve
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female