Authenticated Medical Image Transmission using Enhanced Reversible Data Hiding (RDH) with NNP2 Algorithm and Rhombus Prediction
R Gomathi
R Gomathi*, Department of ECE, University College of Engineering Dindigul Campus, Dindigul, Tamilnadu. 

Manuscript received on November 17., 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 24 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 12188-12192 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8847118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8847.118419
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Abstract: During the last few years, the medical information of concerned patient is transferred from one doctor to another doctor via internet for better diagnosis and studies. Transferring medical information over a transmission medium is known as telemedicine. Telemedicine has been used to overcome distance barriers and to improve access to medical service. The telemedicine application includes emergency treatment, home monitor, military applications, and medical education. These medical images are corrupted by hackers when it is transferred through internet. Hence security of medical images is necessary. Watermarking is used for providing security while transferring medical images. Reversible Data Hiding (RDH) is one of the efficient methods for secure transmission of medical images. In this method, data hiding capacity is very small and the distortion level of recovers images is very large. To avoid these drawbacks, Nearest Neighborhood Pixel Prediction (NNP2) algorithm based on Chinese Remainder Theorem (CRT) is proposed and Rhombus Prediction is applied in NNP2 to increase data hiding capacity. The distortion level is reduced by Histogram Shifting. The performance of proposed method is evaluated using PSNR for number of medical images. The results shows that the proposed method gives good results when compared with traditional methods.
Keywords: Watermarking, Telemedicine, Reversible Data Hiding, Medical image.
Scope of the Article: Image Analysis and Processing.