Improved supervised training of physics-guided deep learning image reconstruction with multi-masking

Burhaneddin Yaman, Seyed Amir Hossein Hosseini, Steen Moeller, Mehmet Akçakaya

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Physics-guided deep learning (PG-DL) via algorithm unrolling has received significant interest for improved image reconstruction, including MRI applications. These methods unroll an iterative optimization algorithm into a series of regularizer and data consistency units. The unrolled networks are typically trained end-to-end using a supervised approach. Current supervised PG-DL approaches use all of the available sub-sampled measurements in their data consistency units. Thus, the network learns to fit the rest of the measurements. In this study, we propose to improve the performance and robustness of supervised training by utilizing randomness by retrospectively selecting only a subset of all the available measurements for data consistency units. The process is repeated multiple times using different random masks during training for further enhancement. Results on knee MRI show that the proposed multi-mask supervised PG-DL enhances reconstruction performance compared to conventional supervised PG-DL approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1150-1154
Number of pages5
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2021 - Virtual, Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jun 6 2021Jun 11 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by NIH R01HL153146, P41EB027061, U01EB025144; NSF CAREER CCF-1651825. Knee MRI data were obtained from the NYU fastMRI initiative database [21]. NYU fastMRI database was acquired with the relevant institutional review board approvals as detailed in [21]. NYU fastMRI investigators provided data but did not participate in analysis or writing of this report. A listing of NYU fastMRI investigators, subject to updates, can be found at There is no conflict of interest for the authors.

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  • Accelerated imaging
  • Algorithm unrolling
  • Data augmentation
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Physics-guided deep learning
  • Supervised learning

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