Fast and Secure Medical Image Encryption Based on Non Linear 4D Logistic Map and DNA Sequences (NL4DLM_DNA)

J Med Syst. 2019 Jul 4;43(8):267. doi: 10.1007/s10916-019-1389-z.


This paper proposes an innovative image cryptosystem algorithm using the properties of the block encryption, 4D logistic map and DNA systems. Multiple key sequences are generated and pixel substitution is performed by using nonlinear 4D logistic map, then encryption is performed by using DNA rules to ensure that the different blocks are encrypted securely. The results of the experiment indicate that the proposed Non Linear 4D Logistic Map and DNA (NL4DLM_DNA) sequence based algorithm gives better performance, which is analyzed on the basis of security, quality, attack resilience, diffusion and running time as compared to some previous works.

Keywords: DNA rules; Diffusion; Image encryption; Logistic map; Pixel substitution.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Computer Security*
  • DNA*
  • Diagnostic Imaging*


  • DNA