Master Thesis Discussion

On Thursday 17/11/2022, the master's thesis of the student (Lina Aqil Salman), majoring in (Computer Engineering), was discussed in the Discussion Hall (Hall No. 9) in the Control and Systems Engineering Department. The thesis title is

“Cybersecurity of Medical Image in Telemedicine System”.

The discussion committee consisted of:

1- Prof. Dr. Azad Raheem Kareem / Chairman

2- Asst. Prof. Dr. Alaa Mohamed Abdel-Hadi / Member

3- Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Majeed Mahmoud / Member

4- Prof. Dr. Ashwaq Talib Hashem / Member and Supervisor

5- Asst. Prof. Ahmed Mudher Hassan / Member and Supervisor

Recently, telemedicine has become remarkably important due to the increased deployment and development of digital technologies which has led to the increased popularity of telemedicine usage. In this work, the proposed system employs hybrid image processing techniques to quarantine nearby organs and other tissues from the brain to improve the localization of the affected region. The predetermined region of the original image data is encrypted to reduce the encryption/decryption time and the computational complexity of processing the huge image data. The image processing techniques are used to divide the image into a region of interest (ROI) and a region of non-interest (RONI), and then the more important components of the ROI and Electronic Patient Record (EPR) are encrypted using a polynomial-based secret image sharing (SIS) and a chaotic map system. The remaining regions (the RONI) are compressed using a quad-tree technique for maintaining storage space and confidential transmission of medical image data. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed technique can be used to protect against many more aggressive and ordered signal processing distortions. Furthermore, the proposed approach results in a high image quality regarding robustness in the experimental findings. Security analysis shows the original medical image and the encrypted image. Moreover, the encryption approach has a large enough key space to counteract attacks like brute force. The discussion was attended by the assistant head of the department for scientific affairs and postgraduate studies (Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yousef Hassan) and the assistant head of the department for administrative affairs (Prof. Dr. Hazem Ibrahim Ali). On this occasion, we congratulate the student (Lina Aqil Salman) for obtaining the master's degree and we wish her continued success.