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Telemedicine and Teleconsultation : Mobile radiologic diagnostic with focus on transferring large DICOM files on mobile devices
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Telemedicine and Teleconsultation Mobile radiologic diagnostic with focus on transferring large DICOM files on mobile devices
VerfasserJucha, Iwona Lilianna
GutachterKoschuch, Manuel ; Schneckenleitner, Christian
Erschienen2014
Datum der AbgabeJanuar 2014
SpracheEnglisch
DokumenttypBachelorarbeit
Schlagwörter (DE)3DES / AES / Bandwidth / Data Transfer / Encryption / Mobile DICOM / Teleconsultation / Telemedicine / Throughput
Schlagwörter (EN)3DES / AES / Bandwidth / Data Transfer / Encryption / Mobile DICOM / Teleconsultation / Telemedicine / Throughput
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Zusammenfassung (Deutsch)

This Bachelor Thesis focuses on the capabilities to transfer large amount (e.g. 200 MB) of

DICOM image on smartphones and tablets across a public network such as Internet.

This investigation takes into account the Austrian legal aspects for medical data transfer,

which requires the newest sophisticated cryptographic methodologies for ensuring secure

and optimal data transfer.

The main challenge is to establish a possible encrypted consultation with a medical expert

through a mobile device. With regard to the latest technology achievements, can we really

obtain an accurate expert opinion by sending a simple DICOM example file of coronary

circulation, which requires an in-depth medical examination?

Therefore, the objectives of this work are (i) to define the minimal required bandwidth

while sending encrypted large files through the network and (ii) to assess the impact of the

encryption methods on the transfer speed (i.e. bit rate).

The preliminary results obtained during this study highlight that two algorithms can be

used in Austria for medical image encryption. These are Advanced Encryption Standard

(AES) and Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES).

Several studies demonstrate that AES is faster and uses less energy than 3DES and

therefore could be used in an effective way for this specific purpose. Transfer of large

DICOM file could be possible with new mobile communication technology standard 4G

LTE that is available in Austria and with short range Wi-Fi.

However, it should be point-out that the theoretical calculation can differ significantly from

the reality, and therefore the transmission using the AES or 3DES, as well as Wi-Fi and

the newest 4G technology, should be further tested and validated.

Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

This Bachelor Thesis focuses on the capabilities to transfer large amount (e.g. 200 MB) of

DICOM image on smartphones and tablets across a public network such as Internet.

This investigation takes into account the Austrian legal aspects for medical data transfer,

which requires the newest sophisticated cryptographic methodologies for ensuring secure

and optimal data transfer.

The main challenge is to establish a possible encrypted consultation with a medical expert

through a mobile device. With regard to the latest technology achievements, can we really

obtain an accurate expert opinion by sending a simple DICOM example file of coronary

circulation, which requires an in-depth medical examination?

Therefore, the objectives of this work are (i) to define the minimal required bandwidth

while sending encrypted large files through the network and (ii) to assess the impact of the

encryption methods on the transfer speed (i.e. bit rate).

The preliminary results obtained during this study highlight that two algorithms can be

used in Austria for medical image encryption. These are Advanced Encryption Standard

(AES) and Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES).

Several studies demonstrate that AES is faster and uses less energy than 3DES and

therefore could be used in an effective way for this specific purpose. Transfer of large

DICOM file could be possible with new mobile communication technology standard 4G

LTE that is available in Austria and with short range Wi-Fi.

However, it should be point-out that the theoretical calculation can differ significantly from

the reality, and therefore the transmission using the AES or 3DES, as well as Wi-Fi and

the newest 4G technology, should be further tested and validated.