Pub. online:22 Jun 2020Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 32, Issue 1 (2021), pp. 69–84
Clinics and hospitals have already adopted more technological resources to provide a faster and more precise diagnostic for patients, health care providers, and institutes of medicine. Security issues get more and more important in medical services via communication resources such as Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi), third generation of mobile telecommunications technology (3G), and other mobile devices to connect medical systems from anywhere. Furthermore, cloud-based medical systems allow users to access archived medical images from anywhere. In order to protect medical images, lossless data hiding methods are efficient and easy techniques. In this paper, we present a data hiding of two-tier medical images based on histogram shifting of prediction errors. The median histogram shifting technique and prediction error schemes as the two-tier hiding have high capacity and PSNR in 16-bit medical images.