Secure Transmission and Recovery of Embedded Patient Information from Biomedical Images of Different Modalities through a Combination of Cryptography and Watermarking

Subhajit Koley, Koushik Pal, Goutam Ghosh, Mahua Bhattacharya
2014 International Journal of Image Graphics and Signal Processing  
In this paper a new type of information hiding skill in biomedical images is proposed through a combination of cryptography and digital watermarking to achieve the enhancement in confidential and authenticated data storage and secured transmission. Here patient's name and doctor's name are considered as patient's information which is encrypted using cryptography and embedded in the scan image of that patient through watermarking. RSA algorithm is used for encryption and higher order bit LSB
more » ... r order bit LSB replacement technique is used for embedding the information. The private keys are also embedded in the cover image to have better security and accurate recovery of the hidden information. The outcome of the proposed methodology shows that the hidden information doesn't affect the cover image and it can be recovered efficiently even from several noisy images. The strength of the proposed embedding scheme is also supported by several image quality matrices.
doi:10.5815/ijigsp.2014.04.03 fatcat:qk7m3kqunnh2lbstyy2hrlufdy