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Title: A 3-layer RDH method in encrypted domain for medical information security

Authors: Jayanta Mondal; Debabala Swain

Addresses: University of Engineering and Management, University Area, Street Number 03, Action Area III, B/5, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal 700156, India ' Rama Devi Women's University, Bhoinagar P.O., Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751022, India

Abstract: Digitisation of sensitive images demands a lossless security mechanism and a sophisticated privacy preservation technique. Sensitive imagery, e.g., medical, forensic, military images, etc., needs special care during transmission as a little distortion can lead to catastrophic diagnosis mistake. With immense advancements, popularity, and success of service-oriented architecture (SOA), providing safe and secure online medical facility is one hard challenge for both research community and the industry. This paper proposes a 3-layer embedding mechanism enabled reversible data hiding (RDH) scheme with additional electronic patient record (EPR) hiding technique for encrypted medical images. LSB modification and LSB substitution technique are used for the embedding and EPR hiding. The experiments carried out on the medical test images on three levels of embedding and the experimental results show great potential in terms of security, embedding capacity, and recovered image quality.

Keywords: reversible data hiding; RDH; least significant bit; LSB; electronic patient record; EPR; encryption; data embedding.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2020.103869

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2020 Vol.12 No.1, pp.1 - 15

Received: 29 Jun 2018
Accepted: 03 Sep 2018

Published online: 15 Nov 2019 *

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