A follicle tracking scan measures the size of follicles and the number of follicles within each ovary. Follicles are the fluid filled sacs of the ovaries that contain an egg and knowing the size can help to predict when ovulation will occur or the number of follicles when being stimulated for IVF.
An endometrial thickness scan monitors the thickness and appearance of the lining of the womb – known as the endometrium. Examining the lining in this way helps to follow the changes that occur in a normal cycle or to measure it’s thickness prior to embryo transfer. It will also assess the endometrium for any irregularities or polyps.
An ovulation scan monitors your cycle and helps to accurately predict when ovulation is expected – maximising your chances of fertilisation, either naturally or with fertility treatment. It can will also confirm when ovulation has occurred.