Transmission and storage of medical images with patient information

Rajendra Acharya U., S. Subbanna Bhat, Sathish Kumar, Lim Choo Min

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Digital watermarking is a technique of hiding specific identification data for copyright authentication. This technique is adapted here for interleaving patient information with medical images, to reduce storage and transmission overheads. The text data is encrypted before interleaving with images to ensure greater security. The graphical signals are interleaved with the image. Two types of error control-coding techniques are proposed to enhance reliability of transmission and storage of medical images interleaved with patient information. Transmission and storage scenarios are simulated with and without error control coding and a qualitative as well as quantitative interpretation of the reliability enhancement resulting from the use of various commonly used error control codes such as repetitive, and (7,4) Hamming code is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics


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