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Technologies 2018, 6(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies6010007

An Algorithm for Data Hiding in Radiographic Images and ePHI/R Application

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Military College of Signals, Department of Information Security, National University of Science and Technology, Rawalpindi 44000, Pakistan
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Department of Mathematics, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, RahimYar Khan 64200, Pakistan
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Computational Imaging and Visualization Analysis Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
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Division of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
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Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
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Received: 7 October 2017 / Revised: 5 January 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical Imaging & Image Processing Ⅱ)
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Abstract

Telemedicine is the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for clinical health care from a distance. The exchange of radiographic images and electronic patient health information/records (ePHI/R) for diagnostic purposes has the risk of confidentiality, ownership identity, and authenticity. In this paper, a data hiding technique for ePHI/R is proposed. The color information in the cover image is used for key generation, and stego-images are produced with ideal case. As a result, the whole stego-system is perfectly secure. This method includes the features of watermarking and steganography techniques. The method is applied to radiographic images. For the radiographic images, this method resembles watermarking, which is an ePHI/R data system. Experiments show promising results for the application of this method to radiographic images in ePHI/R for both transmission and storage purpose. View Full-Text
Keywords: information and communication technology; electronic health record (HER); entropy; region of interest; region of non-interest; telemedicine information and communication technology; electronic health record (HER); entropy; region of interest; region of non-interest; telemedicine
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Rashid, A.; Salamat, N.; Prasath, V.B.S. An Algorithm for Data Hiding in Radiographic Images and ePHI/R Application. Technologies 2018, 6, 7.

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