A Blockchain-Based Scheme for Secure Sharing of X-Ray Medical Images

  • Bingqi Liu
  • Mingzhe LiuEmail author
  • Xin Jiang
  • Feixiang Zhao
  • Ruili Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 895)


This paper proposes a secure sharing and trading scheme of X-Ray medical image data based on block chain, as it can be used for further scientific research processing. The specific representation includes the following steps: i. The original X-Ray data of medical instruments are transmitted to the cloud platform through the MQTT protocol; ii. The patient information (name, medical card number, etc.) of the image data is encrypted by hashing algorithm to protect privacy; iii. Applying a watermark to the image data; iv. Generating blocks through the consensus mechanism of block chain. The scheme proposed in this paper overcomes the security challenges faced by the traditional cloud-based image data management solution: user privacy disclosure, illegal tampering, and the risk of data being stolen and sold, and realizes a secure transaction system connecting users with data needs, which makes the huge image data on clinical medicine have higher scientific research value.


Cloud platform Blockchain X-Ray medical image Public ledger 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment ProtectionChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.Institute of Natural and Mathematical SciencesMassey UniversityAucklandNew Zealand

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