Prioritized medical image forwarding over DTN in a volcano disaster

Muhammad Ashar, Morihiko Tama, Yutaka Arakawa, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a method for priority-based medical image forwarding over DTN (delay-tolerant networks), in which an important part (injured part) in a patient’s picture is detected and assigned a high priority, and forwarded faster in DTN. In our method, we suppose a disaster scenario where medical doctors in a disaster area take a picture of the injury and send it to the main hospital for getting information of appropriate treatment. DTN is a promising technology used for transmitting images from the disaster area to the hospital in an environment where no high speed cellular networks are available. However, transmitting a high-resolution medical image over DTN is a challenging task. Our proposed method aims to solve this problem by introducing image segmentation and priority forwarding techniques into a conventional DTN. Focusing on eye injury in a volcano disaster, we developed an algorithm to divide each patient’s picture into pieces and assign a priority to the pieces containing the injury part in the picture with color marking. We also employ a scheduling methods for priority based message forwarding, in which the intermediate node in DTN forward high priority pieces before other pieces. As a result, an important part of a picture, which is mandatory for diagnosis, will arrive at the main hospital faster than other parts. Through a computer simulation, we confirmed that the proposed method could deliver diagnosable images faster than a conventional method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering - Future Information Technology
EditorsHamid Arabnia, Neil Y. Yen, Han-Chieh Chao, James J. Park
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages431-441
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783662478943
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event10th International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2015 - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: May 18 2015May 20 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume354
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2015
CountryViet Nam
CityHanoi
Period5/18/155/20/15

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Delay tolerant networks
Volcanoes
Disasters
Image segmentation
Scheduling
Color
Computer simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Ashar, M., Tama, M., Arakawa, Y., & Yasumoto, K. (2016). Prioritized medical image forwarding over DTN in a volcano disaster. In H. Arabnia, N. Y. Yen, H-C. Chao, & J. J. Park (Eds.), Advanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering - Future Information Technology (pp. 431-441). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 354). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-47895-0_52

Prioritized medical image forwarding over DTN in a volcano disaster. / Ashar, Muhammad; Tama, Morihiko; Arakawa, Yutaka; Yasumoto, Keiichi.

Advanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering - Future Information Technology. ed. / Hamid Arabnia; Neil Y. Yen; Han-Chieh Chao; James J. Park. Springer Verlag, 2016. p. 431-441 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 354).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ashar, M, Tama, M, Arakawa, Y & Yasumoto, K 2016, Prioritized medical image forwarding over DTN in a volcano disaster. in H Arabnia, NY Yen, H-C Chao & JJ Park (eds), Advanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering - Future Information Technology. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol. 354, Springer Verlag, pp. 431-441, 10th International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2015, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 5/18/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-47895-0_52
Ashar M, Tama M, Arakawa Y, Yasumoto K. Prioritized medical image forwarding over DTN in a volcano disaster. In Arabnia H, Yen NY, Chao H-C, Park JJ, editors, Advanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering - Future Information Technology. Springer Verlag. 2016. p. 431-441. (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-47895-0_52
Ashar, Muhammad ; Tama, Morihiko ; Arakawa, Yutaka ; Yasumoto, Keiichi. / Prioritized medical image forwarding over DTN in a volcano disaster. Advanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering - Future Information Technology. editor / Hamid Arabnia ; Neil Y. Yen ; Han-Chieh Chao ; James J. Park. Springer Verlag, 2016. pp. 431-441 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering).
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