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Title: Using digital watermarking to enhance security in wireless medical image transmission
Authors: Giakoumaki, A
Perakis, K
Banitsas, K
Giokas, K
Tachakra, S
Koutsouris, D
Keywords: Encryption;Wireless telemedicine;Image transfer;Digital watermarking
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert Inc
Citation: Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(3), 306 - 313, Apr 2010
Abstract: During the last few years, wireless networks have been increasingly used both inside hospitals and in patients’ homes to transmit medical information. In general, wireless networks suffer from decreased security. However, digital watermarking can be used to secure medical information. In this study, we focused on combining wireless transmission and digital watermarking technologies to better secure the transmission of medical images within and outside the hospital. Methods: We utilized an integrated system comprising the wireless network and the digital watermarking module to conduct a series of tests. Results: The test results were evaluated by medical consultants. They concluded that the images suffered no visible quality degradation and maintained their diagnostic integrity. Discussion: The proposed integrated system presented reasonable stability, and its performance was comparable to that of a fixed network. This system can enhance security during the transmission of medical images through a wireless channel.
Description: This is the published version of the article. Copyright 2010 Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
ISSN: 1530-5627
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Research Papers

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