ROI-Based Reversible Data Hiding Scheme for Medical Images with Tamper Detection

Yuling LIU  Xinxin QU  Guojiang XIN  Peng LIU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.4   pp.769-774
Publication Date: 2015/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014ICP0001
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Information and Communication System Security―Against Cyberattacks―)
Category: Data Hiding
reversible data hiding,  medical images,  ROI-based,  prediction error expansion,  sorting,  

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A novel ROI-based reversible data hiding scheme is proposed for medical images, which is able to hide electronic patient record (EPR) and protect the region of interest (ROI) with tamper localization and recovery. The proposed scheme combines prediction error expansion with the sorting technique for embedding EPR into ROI, and the recovery information is embedded into the region of non-interest (RONI) using histogram shifting (HS) method which hardly leads to the overflow and underflow problems. The experimental results show that the proposed scheme not only can embed a large amount of information with low distortion, but also can localize and recover the tampered area inside ROI.