A framework for secure, cloud-based medical image processing

A framework for secure, cloud-based medical image processing, Al Sa'd, Mohammad, Hayes Mark, and Jena R , The Medical Physics and Engineering Conference, 31st August – 2nd September 2014, Glasgow, UK, (2014)


Analysis of significant volume of medical images is nowadays an essential part of clinical routine. This requires cutting-edge hardware capabilities, which means increased costs on the healthcare system. Cloud-based computing is a remote and cost-effective approach offering enormous computational resources on-demand. Cloud computing has been used for various medical applications, including hosting medical records, volume rendering, medical bioinformatics and radiotherapy Monte Carlo simulation. Having computational resources external to the healthcare network and raises security and privacy concerns. Here we describe a general framework for a secure and asynchronous medical image processing in the Cloud.

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