Inverse GANs for accelerated MRI reconstruction

Dominik Narnhofer, Kerstin Hammernik, Florian Knoll, Thomas Pock

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State-of-the-art algorithms for accelerated magnetic resonance image (MRI) reconstruction are nowadays dominated by deep learning-based techniques. However, the majority of these methods require the respective sampling patterns in training, which limits their application to a specific problem class. We propose an iterative reconstruction approach that incorporates the implicit prior provided by a generative adversarial network (GAN), which learns the probability distribution of uncorrupted MRI data in an off-line step. Since the unsupervised training of the GAN is completely independent of the measurement process, our method is in principle able to address multiple sampling modalities using a single pre-trained model. However, it turns out that the desired target images potentially lie outside the range space of the learned GAN, leading to reconstructions that resemble the target images only at a coarse level of …
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWavelets and Sparsity XVIII
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventSPIE Optics+Photonics 2019 - San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, United States
Duration: 23 Aug 201927 Aug 2019


ConferenceSPIE Optics+Photonics 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

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