Abstract : In this paper, we consider the problem of reconstructing sources in a homogeneous viscoelastic medium from wavefield measurements using time-reversal algorithms. Our motivation is the recent advances on hybrid methods in biomedical imaging. We first present a modified time-reversal imaging algorithm based on a weighted Helmholtz decomposition and justify mathematically that it provides a better approximation than by simply time reversing the displacement field. Then, we investigate the source inverse problem in an elastic attenuating medium. We provide a regularized time-reversal imaging which corrects the attenuation effect at the first order.