Shape Adaptable Medical Multimedia Processing

Ali J. Abboud*
Department of Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Diyala, Diyala Governorate, Iraq

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© 2019 Ali J. Abboud.

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Electronic medical healthcare systems are becoming the backbone of health organizations over the world. The huge amounts of medical multimedia produced by these systems especially images and videos are transmitted by the computer networks that connect these systems. The variability in the shape and texture of transferred medical multimedia data needs adaptable procedures to process these data efficiently. In other words, these procedures must adjust automatically based on the shape of region of interests in the medical multimedia images to cope with fast changes in the healthcare environments. In this paper, we have proposed shape adaptable watermarking approaches for medical multimedia processing systems. The medical images generated by X-rays, MRI and CT modalities are used in our experiments to test proposed approaches. In addition, these approaches were tested under different kinds of signal processing and geometric attacks. The comparative comparison of our proposed approaches with state-of-art approaches proved the superiority and capability of our approaches to adjust the number of selected subands of medical cover image to embed and extract the hospital watermark logos.

Background and Objective:

The development of an adjustable approach to process medical multimedia signals for healthcare system. The aim of this research is to select adaptably the number of subands of cover image to hide the information of hospital logo watermark inside them such that embedded watermarks can resist different kinds of attacks.


The proposed adjustable approach consists of suband selection method, criterion, embedding and extraction procedures, DWT transform, attacks, evaluation metrics, etc.

Results & Conclusion:

It provides robust and adjustable method to embed and extract watermark logo at different resolution levels of cover medical image and uses with images of different sizes and modalities.

Keywords: Shape adaptable, Medical imaging, Multiple level embedding, Watermarking, Region size.