Facilities

The clinical facilities of the CARSM can be found in the sleep lab which is located on the 5th floor of the J wing of the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal since its relocation in 1999. The laboratory consists of 5 private rooms all with a washbasin. Outside the rooms is a shared bathroom available to patients. As with all our other human research laboratories, it contains a central control room equipped with recording devices (polygraphs and individual acquisition stations). This control room also allows the technicians to maintain a constant visual contact with you throughout your stay to ensure your safety but also to help with determining a possible diagnosis.


The control room of the CARSM clinic.


The monitors used for on-line verification and analysis.

 


One of the five bedrooms of the CARSM clinic.

 

In the new wing of the CARSM (basement and first floor of the wing E), similar polysomnographic recording rooms associated with associated control rooms have been installed. These rooms will allow us to stufy more specific clinical populations such as patients suffering from heart failure or having suffered a traumatic brain injury. Moreover, this new construction will allow the establishment of a sleep lab adapted for children, and is also equipped with latest technology to quantify evoked potentials and to perform brain imaging using Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT). These state-of-the-art facilities will therefore contribute to the diagnosis, refinement of clinical criteria and follow-up and monitoring of several additional types of patients.

 

The new brain imaging system of the CARSM, closed as when in use on the left and open on the right.