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Section: New Results

Preconditioned P-ULA for Joint Deconvolution-Segmentation of Ultrasound Images

Participants: Emilie Chouzenoux, Marie-Caroline Corbineau, Jean-Christophe Pesquet (Collaboration: Denis Kouamé, Jean-Yves Tourneret, IRIT, Toulouse)

Joint deconvolution and segmentation of ultrasound images is a challenging problem in medical imaging. By adopting a hierarchical Bayesian model, we propose in [15] an accelerated Markov chain Monte Carlo scheme where the tissue reflectivity function is sampled thanks to a recently introduced proximal unadjusted Langevin algorithm. This new approach is combined with a forward-backward step and a preconditioning strategy to accelerate the convergence, and with a method based on the majorization-minimization principle to solve the inner nonconvex minimization problems. As demonstrated in numerical experiments conducted on both simulated and in vivo ultrasound images, the proposed method provides high-quality restoration and segmentation results and is up to six times faster than an existing Hamiltonian Monte Carlo method.