Medical image watermarking for multiple modalities

Anthony J. Maeder, Birgit M. Planitz

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Transfer of digital medical images between multiple parties requires the assurance of image identity and integrity, which can be achieved through image watermarking. This raises concerns for loss in viewer performance due to degradation of image quality. Here we describe an approach to ensure that impact on the image quality is well below the threshold of visual perceptibility. The principles on which this approach rests are the choice of a suitably light payload, and the use of different watermarking methods and parameters for different medical image types. We provide examples of this approach applied to MR, CT and CR images.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 34th Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationMulti-modal Imaging
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event34th Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition Workshop: Multi-modal Imaging - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 200521 Oct 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop
ISSN (Print)1550-5219


Conference34th Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition Workshop: Multi-modal Imaging
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC


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