In this paper, we introduce a new algorithm based on total variation for denoising speckle noise images. Total variation was introduced by Rudin, Osher, and Fatemi in 1992 for regularizing images. Chambolle proposed a faster algorithm based on the duality of convex functions for minimizing the total variation, but his algorithm was built for Gaussian noise removal. Unlike Gaussian noise, which is additive, speckle noise is multiplicative. We modify the original Chambolle algorithm for speckle noise images using the first noise equation for speckle denoising, proposed by Krissian, Kikinis, Westin and Vosburgh in 2005. We apply the Chambolle algorithm to the Krissian et al. speckle denoising model to develop a faster algorithm for speckle noise images.
"Total variation based denoising methods for speckle noise images." Involve 10 (2) 327 - 344, 2017. https://doi.org/10.2140/involve.2017.10.327