Robust Medical Image Watermarking Scheme with Rotation Correction

  • Lin Gao
  • Tiegang Gao
  • Guorui Sheng
  • Shun Zhang
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 298)


In order to protect the image contents, many reversible medical image watermarking schemes have been proposed, although reversibility guaranteed the lossless of the cover image, but it also has some shortcomings such as it is vulnerable to geometrical attacks. So a novel robust watermarking scheme for medical image based on the combination Redundancy Discrete Wavelet Transform (RDWT) and Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) is proposed in this letter. Different from the reversibility, which guarantees the perceptional lossless, the proposed scheme achieves satisfied visual quality by exploiting the visually masking property of RDWT, in the meantime, Speeded-Up Robust Features (SURF) and Random sample consensus (RANSAC) based rotation correction scheme is put forward, which can be used to restore the attacked image to the original state. The experimental results show that the proposed scheme has the large amounts of embedding capacity; it is also robust against rotation attacks; and the perceptional quality of watermarked image meets the need of usage in medical images.


Medical image watermarking robust rotation correction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin Gao
    • 1
  • Tiegang Gao
    • 1
  • Guorui Sheng
    • 1
  • Shun Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Software, Nankai UniversityTianjinChina

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