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Table 3 Summary of data published about the role of 3D-ultrasound for predicting outcome in IVF program

From: Three-dimensional ultrasound assessment of endometrial receptivity: a review

Author N Primary outcome 3D Method Day 3D US Sub endometrial area Pregnancy rate (PR) Findings
Raga (65) 72 Pregnancy rate Multislice Embryo transfer   29.2% No pregnancy if endometrial volume < 1 ml
If endometrial volume ≥ 2 ml, no difference in PR
Schild (64) 47 Pregnancy rate Multislice Oocyte retrieval   31.9% No difference in endometrial volume between conception and non-conception cycles
Yaman (66) 65 Pregnancy rate Multislice HCG   32.3% No difference in endometrial volume between conception and non-conception cycles
No pregnancy if endometrial volume < 2.5 ml
Zollner (67) 125 Pregnancy rate Multislice Embryo transfer   27.2% PR 35% if endometrial volume ≥ 2.5 ml
PR 9% if endometrial volume < 2.5 ml
Schild (68) 96 Pregnancy rate Multislice 1st day ovarian stimulation   20% Subendometrial VI, FI and VFI lower in conception cycles
Kupesic (69) 89 Pregnancy rate Multislice Embryo transfer 5 mm 31.5% No difference in endometrial volume, subendometrial VI and VFI between conception and non-conception cycles Subendometrial FI higher in conception cycles
Wu (79) 54 Pregnancy rate Multislice HCG 5 mm 50% Subendometrial VFI higher in conception cycles.
No differences in subendometrial VI and FI
No differences in endometrial VI, FI and VFI
Jarvela (71) 35 Pregnancy rate VOCAL Before HCG and 36 hours after oocyte retrieval 10 mm 37% No difference in endometrial volume, endometrial/subendometrial VI. FI and VFI
Ng (73) 451 Pregnancy rate VOCAL Oocyte retrieval 1 mm 20.8% Endometrial VI and VFI lower in conception cycles.
No differences in endometrial volume and subendometrial VI, FI and VFI