Securing Medical Images for Mobile Health Systems Using a Combined Approach of Encryption and Steganography

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Conference Proceeding

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Department of Computer Science


In this paper, we propose a medical image encryption scheme which can be used in mobile health systems. The proposed scheme combines RSA algorithm, logistic chaotic encryption algorithm, and steganography technique to secure medical images. In the proposed scheme, we encrypt a medical image based on chaotic sequence and encrypt the initial value of the chaotic sequence using the RSA encryption algorithm. The encrypted information by RSA is hidden in the Image. Only legitimate users can obtain the parameter information and restore the image. In the receiver side, we apply the inverse methods to get the original image after an encrypted image is arrived. We have implemented a simple application on the Android platform and have evaluated its performance. The experimental results show that the proposed image encryption scheme is practical and feasible for mobile health systems.

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)