NON-CONVEX HYBRID TOTAL VARIATION FOR RESTORING MEDICAL IMAGE CORRUPTED BY POISSON NOISE
Keywords: Adaptive model, Medical image denoising, Mixed noise, Total variation, Laplacian regularizer, Primal-dual
Abstract. In this work, we proposed the hybrid non-convex regularizers for Poisson noise removal on medical images. The model is built by a combination of non-convex total variation and non-convex fractional total variation. The proposed model allows for avoiding the annoying staircase artifacts and obtaining the reconstruction results with sharp and neat edges during the noise removal process. For handling the minimization problem, we employ the alternating minimization method associated with the iteratively reweighted l1 algorithm. Numerical experiments illustrate the efficiency of the proposed model and corresponding algorithm.