Vol.70, No.1, 2022, pp.895-913, doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.018545
Secure and Robust Optical Multi-Stage Medical Image Cryptosystem
  • Walid El-Shafai1, Moustafa H. Aly2, Abeer D. Algarni3,*, Fathi E. Abd El-Samie1,3, Naglaa F. Soliman3,4
1 Department Electronics and Electrical Communications, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menoufia University, Menouf, 32952, Egypt
2 Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, 1029, Egypt
3 Department of Information Technology, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, 84428, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt
* Corresponding Author: Abeer D. Algarni. Email:
Received 12 March 2021; Accepted 07 May 2021; Issue published 07 September 2021
Due to the rapid growth of telemedicine and healthcare services, color medical image security applications have been expanded precipitously. In this paper, an asymmetric PTFrFT (Phase Truncated Fractional Fourier Transform)-based color medical image cryptosystem is suggested. Two different phases in the fractional Fourier and output planes are provided as deciphering keys. Accordingly, the ciphering keys will not be employed for the deciphering procedure. Thus, the introduced PTFrFT algorithm comprises asymmetric ciphering and deciphering processes in contrast to the traditional optical symmetric OSH (Optical Scanning Holography) and DRPE (Double Random Phase Encoding) algorithms. One of the principal impacts of the introduced asymmetric cryptosystem is that it eliminates the one-dimensionality aspects of the related symmetric cryptosystems due to its remarkable feature of phase nonlinear truncation components. More comparisons on various color medical images are examined and analyzed to substantiate the cryptosystem efficacy. The achieved experimental outcomes ensure that the introduced cryptosystem is robust and secure. It has terrific cryptography performance compared to conventional cryptography algorithms, even in the presence of noise and severe channel attacks.
Optical encryption; medical image security; symmetric and asymmetric encryption; OSH; DRPE; PTFrFT
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El-Shafai, W., Aly, M. H., Algarni, A. D., E., F., Soliman, N. F. (2022). Secure and Robust Optical Multi-Stage Medical Image Cryptosystem. CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, 70(1), 895–913.
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