Semmelweisstr. 14
04103 Leipzig

Tel: +49(0)341/97-12012
Fax: +49(0)341/97-12009
E-Mail: claire.chalopin@iccas.de


Background & Position

I received my PhD degree in 2000 in Medical Imaging from the University of Lyon, France. My dissertation topic was on the automatic labelling of the coronary arteries in X-ray angiography and based on a 3D topological model. Then, I worked as Research Follow on the segmentation of focal brain lesions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.

In 2005 I joined ICCAS as researcher. My research focuses on the development of segmentation and registration tools for the computer assisted surgery.
 

Research Areas

My research areas focus on the development of tools for the processing and analysis of intraoperative ultrasound (US) imaging in neurosurgery. I implemented a semi-automatic segmentation method for the extraction of blood vessels for the evaluation of 3D intraoperative US angiography with the application of an US contrast agent. Currently, I am working on a national project in close collaboration with the neurosurgery department of the university hospital of Leipzig for the evaluation of intraoperative 3D enhanced US imaging for tumor resection.
 

Publications

2014

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Ilunga Mbuyamba E, Lindner D, Arlt F, Muens A, Meixensberger J, Chalopin C. Vascular structure tracking in intraoperative 3D ultrasound data during brain tumor resection. 48th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT). Hannover; 2014.
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Ilunga Mbuyamba E, Lindner D, Arlt F, Muens A, Meixensberger J, Chalopin C. Vascular structure tracking in intraoperative 3D ultrasound data during brain tumor resection. Biomed Tech. 2014;59(1):457.
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Unger M, Chalopin C, Neumuth T. Vision-based online recognition of surgical activities. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg, [Internet]. 2014; Available from: http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/169/art%%253A10.1007%%252Fs11548-014-0994-z.pdf?auth66=1421660701_0517c4a94c2a803d4344e66f87641c0c&ext=.pdf

2013

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Müns A, Arnold S, Schmitgen A, Arlt F, Chalopin C, Meixensberger J, et al. Improvement of neuronavigation based on ultrasound by means of the digital video interface. Biomed Tech. 2013 Jan 1;57 (S1):448–51.
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Arlt F, Chalopin C, Müns A, Meixensberger J, Lindner D. Intraoperative resection control with contrast enhanced 3D-ultrasound – first results in patients with glioblastoma. 64 Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (DGNC) [Internet]. 2013. Available from: http://www.egms.de/static/de/meetings/dgnc2013/13dgnc330.shtml
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Chalopin C, Krissian K, Meixensberger J, Müns A, Arlt F, Lindner D. Evaluation of a semi-automatic segmentation algorithm in 3D intraoperative ultrasound brain angiography. Biomed Tech; 2013. p. 293–302.
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Unger M, Chalopin C, Neumuth T. Automatic gesture recognition based on thermography. Biomedizinische Technik. 2013. p. 203–4.
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Müns A, Mühl C, Haase R, Möckel H, Chalopin C, Meixensberger J, et al. A neurosurgical phantom-based training system with ultrasound simulation. Acta Neurochir (Wien), 2013 [Internet]. 2013 Oct 23;156(6):1237–43. Available from: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%%2Fs00701-013-1918-3
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Chalopin C, Oeltze S, Preim B, Müns A, Meixensberger J, Lindner D. Method for the evaluation of US perfusion for brain tumor surgery. 12 Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboter Assistierte Chirurgie, Innsbruck [Internet]. 2013. p. 198–202. Available from: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/259081658_Method_for_the_evaluation_of_US_perfusion_for_brain_tumor_surgery/file/60b7d529f02d9d9693.pdf
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Chalopin C, Oeltze S, Preim B, Müns A, Meixensberger J, Lindner D. Evaluation of ultrasound perfusion for brain tumor resection surgery. 12th Leipzig Research Festival for Life Sciences Universität Leipzig 2013. 2013.
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Knoop N, Chalopin C, Arlt F, Meixensberger J, Lindner D. Intraoperative contrast enhanced ultrasound perfusion analysis in brain tumors. 12th Leipzig Research Festival for Life Sciences Universität Leipzig 2013. 2013.

2012

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Chalopin C, Lindenberg R, Arlt F, Müns A, Meixensberger J, Lindner D. Brain tumor enhancement revealed by 3D intraoperative ultrasound imaging in a navigation system. Biomed Tech. 2012 Oct 16;57 (S1):468–71.
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Krissian K, Santana F, Santana-Cedrés D, Falcón-Torres C, Arencibia S, Illera S, et al. AMILab Software: Medical Image Analysis, Processing and Visualization. MMVR NextMed Medicine Meets Virtual Reality [Internet]. 2012 Oct 16;173:233–7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22356993

2011

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Merk DR, Karar M, Chalopin C, Holzhey D, Falk V, Mohr FW, et al. Image-guided transapical aortic valve implantation: Sensorless tracking of stenotic valve landmarks in live fluoroscopic images. Journal of Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery [Internet]. 2011;6(4):231–6. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22437980
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Chalopin C, Krissian K, Müns A, Arlt F, Meixensberger J. Phantom-based evaluation of a semi-automatic segmentation algorithm for cerebral vascular structures in 3D ultrasound angiography (3D USA). Burgert O, Schipper J, Zachow S, editors. 10 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie eV,. 2011 1;75–9,.
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Karar M, Merk D, Chalopin C, Walther T, Falk V, Burgert O. Aortic valve prosthesis tracking for transapical aortic valve implantation. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery,. 2011 1;6,(5,):583–90,.
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Müns A, Meixensberger J, Arnold S, Schmitgen A, Arlt F, Chalopin C, et al. Integration of a 3D ultrasound probe into neuronavigation. Acta Neurochirurgica, [Internet]. 2011 1;153,(7,):1529–33,. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21461876,

2010

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Chalopin C, Kontso P, Krissian K, Mayoral R, Lindner D. Modeling of the cerebral vascular structures based on intraoperative ultrasound imaging. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 5 Supplement 1. 2010. p. S254.
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Lindner D, Chalopin C, Meixensberger J. Workflowanalytik in der Neurochirurgie - wann, wie und warum. Burgert O, Kahrs LA, Preim B B, Schipper J, editors. 9 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie eV (CURAC). 2010;251.
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Chalopin C, Kongtso P, Krissian K, Mayoral R, Lindner D. Modeling of the cerebral vascular structures based on intraoperative ultrasound imaging. 2010 1;5,(Supplement 1,):254–6,.
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Chalopin C, Lindner D, Müns A, Arlt F, Meixensberger J. Pipeline for the evaluation of intraoperative 3D enhanced ultrasound imaging for brain tumor resection. Thiery J, Beck-Sickinger A, Arendt T, editors. 9th Leipzig Research Festival for Life Sciences,. 2010 1;
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Chalopin C, Lindner D, Müns A, Arlt F, Meixensberger J. Pipeline for the evaluation of navigated 3D intraoperative enhanced ultrasound imaging in neurosurgery for brain tumor resection. Burgert O, Kahrs LA, Preim B, Schipper J, editors. 9 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie eV (CURAC),. 2010 1;35–8,.

2009

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Chalopin C, Lindner D, Mayoral R. Segmentation of cerebral blood vessels in 3D intraoperative ultrasound angiographic data (3D-iUSA). Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress and Exhibition of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS 2009). 2009. p. 109–11.
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Karar M, Chalopin C, Merk DR, Jacobs S, Walther T, Falk V, et al. Localization and tracking of aortic valve prosthesis in 2D fluoroscopic image sequences. In: Miga MI, Wong KH, editors. Medical Imaging: Visualization, Image-guided Procedures and Modeling. 2009. p. 72/611–72/6118.

2008

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Chalopin C, Lindner D, Mayoral R. Image processing tools for extracting cerebral arteries in 3D intraoperative ultrasound angiography (3D-iUSA). Tagungsband der 7 Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie eV (CURAC). Leipzig; 2008. p. 185–7.
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Lindner D, Chalopin C, Fritzsch D, Trantakis C, Meixensberger J. Intraoperativer kontrastverstärkter Ultraschall für niedriggradige Gliome. Tagungsband der 7 Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie eV (CURAC). Leipzig; 2008. p. 77–9.
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Lindner D, Renner C, Trantakis C, Chalopin C, Fritzsch D, Haase R, et al. Intraoperative contrast enhanced ultrasound angiography (tUSA) - a new method in Neurosurgery. Int J CARS. 2008;3(1):72–3.

2006

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Burgert O, Korb W, Gessat M, Bohn S, Chalopin C, Mayoral R, et al. Real Time Issues for usage of Vision and Image Data in the Future Operating Room. 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems. 2006. p. 285–90.
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Chalopin C, Jacobs S, Burgert O. A semi-automatic segmentation tool for vessel centreline extraction from static 2D X-ray angiograms. Proceedings of Curac, Hannover, Germany. 2006. p. 134–5.