Proximal methods for the elastography inverse problem of tumor identification using an equation error approach

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In this chapter, we study a nonlinear inverse problem in linear elasticity relating to tumor identification by an equation error formulation. This approach leads to a variational inequality as a necessary and sufficient optimality condition. We give complete convergence analysis for the proposed equation error method. Since the considered problem is highly ill-posed, we develop a stable computational framework by employing a variety of proximal point methods and compare their performance with the more commonly used Tikhonov regularization.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. Publisher's version of record: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14490-0_7

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Advances in Variational and Hemivariational Inequalities