Clinical facilities include, in addition to the Outpatient Department, and the Neurology Ward, a laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology and the laboratory of Neuropathology. The Transgenic Mouse Facility (TMF) is a core facility of the CING and is located in the basement of the CING building. The 5 CING Neurology Clinics are:
Neurology Clinic A is predominantly involved with the clinical and laboratory evaluation (muscle and nerve biopsies) of patients with an emphasis on neuromuscular disorders such as, myopathies, motor neuron disease and neuropathies. The Clinic also has an interest in multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative and neurogenetic disorders. Since 2002, a Familial Amyloidosis neuropathy clinic takes place once a month where a multidisciplinary service is offered.
Neurology Clinic B provides tertiary medical care to patients with neurological disorders and other neurogenetic and genetic illnesses (epilepsy, sleep disorders, movement disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders as well as behavioral problems that result from brain disease) that require specialized diagnosis and treatment.
Neurology Clinic C is a Neurovascular laboratory which offers services in the field of Neurosonology. Colour coded duplex-doppler studies of the extracranial carotid arteries, the extracranial vertebral arteries and the intracranial arteries (both the anterior and the posterior circulations) are performed on a regular service basis.
Neurology Clinic D is the Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory which specializes in electrodiagnostic examinations that evaluate, monitor, diagnose, and exclude disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Unlike imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT), electrophysiological measures from peripheral nerves and/or muscles bestow information about their function. As electrodiagnostic studies are an extension of the patient’s clinical history and physical examination, each test session is designed and interpreted in parallel with that information. Consequently, our team is able to provide high-level patient care and diagnostic support to referring physicians and patients.
Neurology Clinic E provides tertiary medical care to patients with various neurological disorders, focusing on neuromuscular (myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathies and myopathies, motor neuron disease), neurogenetic and other degenerative, autoimmune and demyelinating disorders of the peripheral and central nervous system. The Clinic also participates in the provision of specialized electrodiagnostic services (electromyography and nerve conduction studies) in the EMG lab. Clinic E includes the Neuroscience Laboratory mainly involved in translational neurological research, as well as the CING Mouse Facility, which serves as national core faciltiy providing services to researchers from CING and other institutions.