Robust 4-D Hyperchaotic DNA Framework for Medical Image Encryption

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Shaymaa Fahmee Alqazzaz 1,* Gaber A. Elsharawy 1 Heba F. Eid 1

1. Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

* Corresponding author.


Received: 26 Jul. 2021 / Revised: 17 Sep. 2021 / Accepted: 3 Nov. 2021 / Published: 8 Apr. 2022

Index Terms

Image Encryption, Medical Image, DNA Computing, Hyperchaotic System


With the integration of cloud computing approaches in the healthcare systems, medical images are now processed and stored remotely on third-party servers. For such digital medical image data, privacy, protection, and security must be maintained by using image encryption methods. The aim of this paper is to design and apply a robust medical encryption framework to enhance the protection of medical image transformation and the patient information confidentiality. The proposed Framework encrypt the digital medical images using DNA computation and hyperchaotic RKF-45 random sequence approach. For which, the DNA computation is enhanced by applying hyperchaoticRKF-45 random key to the different Framework phases. The simulation results on different medical images were measured with various security analyses to prove the proposed framework randomness and coherent. Simulation results showed the ability of the hyperchaotic DNA encryption framework to withstand multiple electronic attacks with high performance compared to its counterparts of encryption algorithms. Finally, simulation and comparative studies have shown that, the proposed cryptography framework reported UACI and NPCR values 33.327 and 99.603 respectively, which are near to the theoretical optimal value.

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Shaymaa Fahmee Alqazzaz, Gaber A. Elsharawy, Heba F. Eid, "Robust 4-D Hyperchaotic DNA Framework for Medical Image Encryption", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.14, No.2, pp.67-76, 2022. DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2022.02.06


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